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Re: Fonts in validator page

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:07:47 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200212131107.47937.bertilow@gmx.net>

Terje Bless:

> Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net> wrote:

> >[...] if the font choices do cause problems, they can just be left
> >out. You can use a lot of pretty CSS without having to say anything
> >about font-family. Just let everyone get his own default font
> >choice.

> For the next version, this is exactly what we did. The font-family is
> now generic (e.g. "sans-serif")

Actually I meant leaving out "font-family" completely. Some browsers 
have hard-coded settings for the generics, that the users cannot 
change, and all too often those hard-wired settings are pretty awful 
("Generic font families considered harmful", anyone?).

> >Then go wild with colors instead...

> And the current state doesn't count as going "wild with colors"? :-)

Sometimes it does. :-)

Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net> <http://www.bertilow.com>
Received on Friday, 13 December 2002 05:02:44 UTC

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