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

From: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:46:27 -0800
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE2F61DA5FA23945A4EA99A212B1579571EE732E56@nambx03.corp.adobe.com>

Steve Z.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 9:34 PM
To: John Daggett
Cc: www-style list
Subject: Re: [css3-fonts] moving font load events to a separate spec

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.


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