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[css3-fonts] moving font load events to a separate spec

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:27:40 -0800 (PST)
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1051810724.3387490.1361251660588.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>

Last fall, after some discussions on www-style, I included a
definition of an interface for font load event handling in CSS3 Fonts [1].
Since then, I've poked various people to look this over and two issues
have come up that I think require more thought:

1) Given that the FontLoader object is defined to be attached to the
   document, how will canvas worker threads load fonts?

2) Some FontLoader methods, in particular loadFont, seem like a good
   fit for DOMFuture [2], a spec that hopefully will be ready within
   the next month or so.  Should FontLoader be based on that or at
   least some parts of that?  Do we need to decide this now?

I'd like to move CSS3 Fonts to LC but I think the FontLoader portion
requires more consideration. Rather than hold up the long overdue CSS3
Fonts spec, I'd like to propose splitting out the font load events
portion into a separate spec, with the intention of bringing that to
LC within a couple months once the issues outlined above have been
discussed more thoroughly.

So my proposal is to move font load events out into "CSS3 Font Load Events".



John Daggett

[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/#font-load-events
[2] https://github.com/slightlyoff/DOMFuture/
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:28:10 UTC

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