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Re: WebFonts WG Kick-off (was RE: WOFF submission published)

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:19:41 -0700
Message-ID: <4BCF4FCD.7090109@tiro.com>
To: public-webfonts-wg@w3.org
Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Agreed. I think a clear conformance requirement regarding same-origin restrictions (or some comparable mechanism) is critical to the success of the webfonts work. This may be the single most important deliverable the Webfonts WG needs to produce, IMO.

It seems to me that security concerns would favour required same-origin 
restriction. Over the years, I've seen badly made fonts prevent 
applications from running and crash systems, and that's not taking into 
account possible deliberate use of web fonts as virus or trojan carriers.

JH
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