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RE: "Save Page As"

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:51:59 -0500
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D053BD1462E@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
On Monday, November 22, 2010 5:15 AM Dave Crossland wrote:
> "linked fonts are only available to the documents that reference them;
> they MUST NOT be made available to other applications or documents on
> the user's system ... The WOFF format is intended for use with
> @font-face to provide fonts linked to specific Web documents."
> - S1, http://dev.w3.org/webfonts/WOFF/spec/

> I would like to ask the WG if anyone believes this will effect the
> common "Save Page As" feature of browsers that have what Firefox and
> Chrome call a "Web page, complete" option and what Safari calls a "Web
> Archive" option.

It shouldn't. At the F2F we made a change in the spec to replace references to web pages to web documents to make sure that both online and offline content (e.g. EPUB) can use WOFF resource, just like any other resources (images, scripts, etc.) used by the document. I don’t see a principal difference between browser caching the resources temporarily on a user system vs. saving them for offline use - both scenarios should work just fine.

However, a browser would still be responsible for making sure that "linked fonts are only available to the documents that reference them" - it doesn’t change whether you are working with a document online or offline.

> With the latter, a single file is created with its own archive
> structure that stores the HTML and resources together. With the former
> 2, a title.html HTML file is created alongside a folder "title_files"
> in which all linked resources are stored.
> Does anyone expect that when a web page using a WOFF font is saved for
> offline viewing in this way, that the WOFF file will not be saved and
> used when the page is loaded offline?
> My understanding of this part of Section 1 does not lead me to expect
> this.



> --
> Cheers
> Dave

Received on Monday, 22 November 2010 15:52:32 UTC

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