> I agree that numbering style should depend on fonts, but many fonts
> used by paper-and-ink printers have both numbering styles available!
Thanks for posting your comments and suggestions to the whole
list. As you may have seen, they have influenced the draft
specification  in the area of *-caps.
> What about the font that contains multiple lower-case a's? At least in
> the context of paper-and-ink publishing, such fonts exist. An
> underlying problem I see is that different fonts have different
> available characters, and we need a way to select not only fonts, but
> *individual characters* by attributes! And, of course, the markup must
> still be readable with non-stylesheet browsers.
> Solution: Individual Glyph Selection
Interesting proposal, but it seems a bit too ambitious for the first
version. It may become more relevant as font servers appear on the web.
> Another case: what if I want all occurences of a particular product
> name to appear with a given attribute combination? There is no
> <PRODNAME> tag I could subclass to change the font style, although an
> <EM> *might* work... what if I want all occurences of a certain word
> to appear in small caps? No character-level tag I know of is a good
> substitute for small caps.
> Solution: Generic Character-Level Markup
> Font Sub-Styles
> Generic Text Entity
> A generic character-level text container tag in HTML 3.0 would be
> extremely useful for applying styles to certain blocks of text. I propose
> the following tag:
This would be very useful indeed, and will talk to Dave Raggett about
> A better font-selection mechanism is also in order. I propose the
> following selection method:
> font.family = <font-list>
> font-list ::= <font> [ ' ' <font-list> ]
> font ::= <named> | <described>
> Multiple fonts could be specified, with those listed first taking
> font.family = font:Bodoni.Win@/~luser/fonts/bodoni.ttf font:Bodoni font:Times
Font lists are in the proposal, but not quite this elaborate. Again,
font servers may change the situation. Does anyone know the
Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France