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RE: Minutes, 16 February 2011 WebFonts WG telcon

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:25:16 +0000
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E2AB61E26@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> It seems cleaner to treat all URLs the same way.

Cleaner for whom ? People who make browsers ? Sure. It'd be nice if we could just deal with raw TTFs and load them from everywhere. But we've already been there and agreed to come up with a solution that maximizes author choice. Now that we have a format that font vendors are happy with, cleaner doesn't seem as important as defaulting to the solution that is easiest for authors to deal with.

I prefer the solution that is cleaner for authors and maximizes their choice. If it takes a little bit more work for browser vendor to implement the smart default then so be it. The cleanliness of our code is our problem, not theirs.
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