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Re: [css3-fonts] Quoted font family names

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:07:12 +0200
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, "CSS 3 W3C Group" <www-style@w3.org>
From: "Christoph Päper" <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
> Simon Pieters (2009-06-19):
>>>> "Font family names containing more than one word should be  quoted." -
> I consider it good style to quote any textual string that is not a 
> predefined keyword, so I support the spec's text or would even make  it 
> stricter.

The problem is that many sites are relying on the non-quoting behavior.
Should is  a good way to solve the problem, because we leave a place
for a browser auto-recovery system, that already exists today in every
browser that support font-family.

But I agree it should have been necessary to use quotes since the begin.

What about a sentence like :

    Font family names SHOULD be quoted, but User-Agents MAY support
    unquoted names. To avoid problems, it's strongly recommended to quote
    font names containing more than one word.


>> But for a font name such as Times New Roman, there's no reason to  quote 
>> it.
> It should be "Times New" anyway.

Sorry, I don't understand here.

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