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RE: Minutes, 16 February 2011 WebFonts WG telcon

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:25:16 -0500
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D0B87269015@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
On Friday, February 18, 2011 7:37 PM Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Sylvain Galineau:
>  > > It seems cleaner to treat all URLs the same way.
>  >
>  > Cleaner for whom ?
> The web.

"The web"? The web are the people (authors, developers, and yes, font vendors too) who create content. A solution that makes them jump through hoops all the time could hardly be considered _clean_; to the contrary - the default behavior where things just happen the right way with no additional efforts is what I believe "the web" would want.

I've heard it on many occasions and from different people that, in the hindsight, SOR should have been implemented from the beginning of the web, and that not restricting links to the same origin was a mistake. Now, the argument that is frequently brought up is "consistency" - I can hardly see why consistently making the same mistake would be a benefit, especially in the situation when we have a chance to do things the right way (as the existing implementations already proved) without impacting anything else on the web.

Thank you,
Received on Saturday, 19 February 2011 16:29:52 UTC

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