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Re: [css2.1] [css3-fonts] <family-name> ambiguous - partially quoted names allowed?

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:14:02 +0100
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To: W3C Emailing list for WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Bert Bos:
> Originally, the design goal was that as much as possible quoting should be avoided, so that a font name inside a STYLE attribute would not need a double pair of quotes.

Although I understand this simplifies things for novice authors, I think it is a design flaw of CSS. Predefined keywords and freeform strings should have been kept apart by mandatory quotes around the latter  (and inline CSS should never influence the language design.)
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