[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 18311] REGRESSION (r31620): Font variants (e.g. Helvetica Neue *Light*) don't render correctly

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Sat Apr 5 19:16:33 PDT 2008


------- Comment #8 from mitz at webkit.org  2008-04-05 19:16 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #7)
> I believe the current (@ r31623) is correct. Per CSS 2.1:15 Fonts [1], the
> author specifies a font 'family' (e.g. Helvetica Neue). If you then want a
> specific face (e.g 'Helvetica Neue Ultra-Light') within that family you
> use the font-weight property, in this case font-weight: 100.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-family-prop

It's true that letting fonts be selected by full name is non-standard behavior.
My concern is that, like the reporter of this bug, there are authors and WebKit
clients that expect this behavior. It might be good to maintain it, as long as
it does not conflict with adhering to CSS2.1. As stated in comment #6, such
conflicts can occur.

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