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Re: Minutes, 16 February 2011 WebFonts WG telcon

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:37:56 -0800
Cc: public-webfonts-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <72206E6A-6EE6-44C8-A5CA-9BF5441CF0B5@apple.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>

On Feb 19, 2011, at 11:40 PM, John Hudson wrote:

> Maciej wrote:
> 
>> I think once we have a high volume of content making use of this feature, we will not be able to change the default in either direction. We can't change a loose default to a restrictive default, or pages are likely to break. But if we change a restrictive default to a loose default, it will probably introduce security issues. That's why I am treating this as a "for all time" decision and not a "for today" decision.
> 
> Which is also why I think the decision should be based on what we know to be the case today rather than guesses or fantasies about what the case might be in the future. Or would you just like to flip a coin?

I suggest that in the absence of knowledge about the future, we should treat fonts the same as everything else. No coin toss needed.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 20 February 2011 16:38:31 GMT

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