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From "Randall Parker" <randa...@nls.net>
Subject Re: Adobe SVGViewer doesn't like font-family:sansserif.italic without apos
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:32:36 GMT

Are you a Batik committer? Is any Batik committer reading this message?

I posted elsewhere and got this response that argues it is a bug in Batik. In fact, it is
two separate bugs since it is an illegal family name as well. This response came from  
   David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>

	It's an error in Batik, and it is a violation of CSS2 rather 
	than specifically SVG.

	See appendix D of the CSS2 specification:

	amongst other things, attribute values may be strings or
	idents.  Strings are between matchedd 's or "s and may not
	contain an unescaped instance of the corresponding quote.

	idents are a name start character followed by:

	[DJW:]  which doesn't permit unescaped .s.

	Note that sans-serif, with a hyphen, is a reserved name
	and this attribute is a family name, so should not normally 
	include modifiers like italic or bold (CSS2 14.4.6).

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 18:44:44 +0200, Stephane Hillion wrote:

>On Tuesday 14 August 2001 18:18, Randall Parker wrote:
>> It appeas that Adobe's SVGViewer considers this line to be bad because of
>> the .italic as part of the font family name:
>>         <font-face ascent="100.52667" descent="21.970367"
>> units-per-em="100" style="font-family:sansserif.italic; font- style:italic;
>> font-weight:normal;" />
>> Changing to
>>    font-family:sansserif;
>>  removes the bad CSS error that I reported:
>>      bad CSS property or descriptor declaration
>> I noticed something else too. There were three occurrences of
>> sansserif.italic. The later 2 were in text tags:
>> <text x="227.9677734375" y="254.92665100097656" style="font-size:12;
>> font-family:&apos;sansserif.italic&apos;; font-style:italic; stroke:none;">
>> Note that they have the ampersand apostrophes around them. So then I
>> changed the font-face font-family attribute to have the ampersand
>> apostrophe
>>         <font-face ascent="100.52667" descent="21.970367"
>> units-per-em="100" style="font-family: &apos;sansserif.italic&apos;;
>> font-style:italic; font-weight:normal;" />
>> Now SVGViewer no longer generates an error message about this SVG file.
>> So is it a bug in Batik for the font-face font-family to not put the apos
>> chars around a font family that has a dot in the middle of it?
>It seems to be a bug in SVGViewer.
>See http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#propdef-font-family for details 
>about font name quoting rules.

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