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Re: font features in CSS

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:09:09 +0900
Message-ID: <4AE94DA5.8080200@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Hello Steve, others,

On 2009/10/29 13:27, Stephen Zilles wrote:

> So, one approach would be to make the "=number" part optional. If omitted, the feature would simply be toggled. Why "toggled" you ask. Because it makes sense for some of the features to be, by default, enabled. And, it is also necessary to be able to turn off a feature. If an author were in doubt about the state of a feature (whether enabled or disabled), then the author could always use the "=number" form of the setting to set it to an explicit state.

I'm afraid that toggled would lead to tons of confusion when used with 
CSS cascading features. I don't know of any CSS features that are 
toggled, for good reasons I think.

Regards,   Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 08:10:08 UTC

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