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Re: "Save Page As"

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:59:12 +0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinrrHBtK3O_gVVYxFsY3Q0=5rfS4MiOaEYKq7yw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Hi!

On 22 November 2010 22:51, Levantovsky, Vladimir
<Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:
> 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.

Ahh yes, the EPUB thing.

The ' web documents' phrasing is an improvement :-)

> 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.

Yes - with the tab-threading style program architecture that Chrome
introduced and other browsers have implemented, this seems quite safe
:-)

>> 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.
>
> Agree.

:-)

-- 
Cheers
Dave
Received on Monday, 22 November 2010 16:00:15 GMT

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