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Re: WebFonts WG Kick-off

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:51:05 -0700
Message-ID: <7A44CEAA-BB15-4BD2-A24D-003BDBAD25C0@adobe.com>
To: <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Is there an argument to be made _against_ requiring SOR? I also agree it should be required, but I'm just wondering if that's a slam dunk, or if we need to anticipate complaints or arguments against it. I'm wondering if there's any history (i.e. traditional objections) to that kind of thing.

-Christopher


On Apr 21, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

>> After spending some years involved in the standards work with different groups and different technologies, I developed a strong 'personal' position against anything being optional. If a component is needed and useful it ought to be required. Optional components create a mess for all parties involved - implementers have to make their own (sometimes not well-informed) decisions on what to support or not to support, and anything optional sure means that the developers cannot rely on it.
>> Unless we come to a deadlock, I would strongly encourage the group to consider everything required for conformance, and I absolutely agree that same-origin restriction will only work if required.
> 
> 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.
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