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[css-fonts] Names of font-display values (issue #4 in CSS Fonts 4)

From: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:23:41 +0100
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5ef019c5-3401-128c-5ed6-f956b2f2a023@gmail.com>
The current draft of CSS Fonts 4 has an open issue regarding the names 
used for the font-display descriptor, noting that "[t]hese names aren’t 
great. It would probably be better to use "intent" names that 
immediately capture the intended usage of each".[1]

However, it appears that Chrome has now shipped font-display with the 
existing "not great" names.[2]

So what's the status of this descriptor? Has Issue 4 in CSS Fonts 4 been 
resolved by the working group (I don't recall noticing anything in 
recent minutes, but may easily have missed something), or has it simply 
been overtaken by events?

Thanks,

JK


[1] https://drafts.csswg.org/css-fonts-4/#issue-01b739ba
[2] https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/07/nic60#fontdisplay
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