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RE: Minutes, 16 February 2011 WebFonts WG telcon

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 01:32:22 +0000
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
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[Håkon Wium Lie:]
> Yes, it seems better to not have resource-specific defaults.
To be precise, the proposal was not that the default would be resource-specific - as in for a particular set of content types - but specific to @font-face. 

It seems better to me to have the default that makes the most sense given the goals and requirements. If consistency means more work for all authors who use web fonts, then consistency is unhelpful for that scenario. 

Consistency among implementations is also at least as helpful to authors as consistency between unrelated resource types. Firefox has shipped this default since they added support for web  fonts; IE9 will support the same. Many authors might well prioritize browser consistency over that of fonts loading cross-domain by default because music and video files do.
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