In his presentation he talked about Opera on different platforms, then went into the future of HTML and CSS, talking about the HTML 5 spec, the new
<video>element, @media queries, the CSS 3 paged content modules, multiple-columns, and much more.
I asked him what he thought of Andy Budd’s call for a CSS2.2 specification, and he said that he was all for it – now that’s an influential ally!
He also let slip a heavy hint that the next release of Opera (or at least an imminent release) will support the @font-face declaration, enabling us to finally break free of the limited font set!
It was a very interesting talk that touched on many more subjects, some of which I may return to later.
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Good stuff Peter! The @font-face declaration should be very very interesting, especially combined with the conditional SIFR i’m currently building, which would allow to use SIFR if there’s no other possible way to use the correct font :)
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