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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:33:31 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA8t25NiJqD782XbhzF5DLKjQ-3qkj=P9npiiaxG2tb7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> 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".
> Thoughts?

Given the need for further baking/syncing with other specs that aren't
yet ready, I support splitting this out.

Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:34:19 UTC

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