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[css3-fonts] @font-face Name {descriptor: value}

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 15:55:14 +0200
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The ‘@font-face’ at-rule uses the ‘font-family’ descriptor to set the identifier which can be used in ‘font-family’ properties elsewhere in the cascading stylesheets. The current draft does not say whether generic family keywords can be overwritten this way.

Other at-rules, e.g. ‘@page’, ‘@keyframes’, ‘@media’ and perhaps more, put the identifier (string or keyword) outside the curly braces. There it can potentially be followed by special pseudo classes. (‘@import’, ‘@charset’, ‘@namespace’ have no ruleset in curly braces.)

I know it’s not an easy change and maybe the benefits are limited, but could we add

  @font-face Foo {bar: baz}

and, at the same time, deprecate

  @font-face {font-family: Foo; bar: baz;}?
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