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Re: About using CORS

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:26:36 -0700
Message-ID: <815028B2-DD9F-482F-993C-7146F5DE64D7@adobe.com>
To: <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>

On Apr 26, 2010, at 4:55 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> There is nothing about fonts that  
> warrants a different request policy compared to say images, script, or  
> video. All can have specific license requirements or bandwidth issues one  
> way or another.

Well, you could say that the difference between WOFF fonts and other assets (images, etc.) is that WOFF is not standardized yet. Perhaps if we could go back and do it all over again, we would require same origin restriction* (with CORS) for images and other assets too.

It's been pointed out before that same origin restriction is beneficial for reasons other than simple IP protection. Perhaps we could look beyond the foundries' desire for font IP protection (as compelling as it is!) and consider how same origin restriction for fonts could make the web a better place for its users.

-C

* Chris, you abbreviated this as 'SAOR'. Is that the customary acronym?
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