Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 21:28 UTC, submitted by irbis
Internet & Networking "W3C today published an early draft of HTML 5, a major revision of the markup language for the Web. The HTML Working Group is creating HTML 5 to be the open, royalty-free specification for rich Web content and Web applications. The group operates entirely in public with nearly five hundred participants, including representatives from W3C Members ACCESS, AOL, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera. Some of the most interesting new features for authors are APIs for drawing two-dimensional graphics, embedding and controlling audio and video content, maintaining persistent client-side data storage, and for enabling users to edit documents and parts of documents interactively. Authors write HTML 5 using either a 'classic' HTML syntax or an XML syntax, according to application demands. See a list of changes from HTML 4."
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RE: Comment by mono
by joelito_pr on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 17:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by mono"
joelito_pr
Member since:
2005-07-07

Arial, Verdana and Times? Don't you mean serif, sans-serif and mono? That's something up to the browsers to choose which typeface to use for those types. And you can use CSS and tell the browser to use wichever font you want to use as long as you fall back to one of the standard fonts if the user doesn't have the font you want to use.

It would be nice tough if you could upload your desired font to the server and have the browser download the font from the server. But It would have to be implemented outside of the HTML markup, IMHO.

Something like:

element {font-family: url('/font-url.ttf');}

would be my wish.
edit:should have used the preview button.

Edited 2008-01-23 17:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by mono
by abraxas on Thu 24th Jan 2008 13:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by mono"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

It would be nice tough if you could upload your desired font to the server and have the browser download the font from the server. But It would have to be implemented outside of the HTML markup, IMHO.

You can do this already and have been able to for a long time. There are a few different ways of doing it but unfortunately different implementations work to varying degrees on different browsers.

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