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RE: WOFF FAQ (action 29)

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:27:39 +0000
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E2AB8507F@TK5EX14MBXC113.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[John Hudson:]

<snip>

> 4. What are the specific benefits of WOFF?
> 
> * A single, open and interoperable format for Web served fonts * A
> formally defined and documented W3C Web file format * A suite of
> conformance test tools for WOFF fonts, creators and user agents * In-
> format compression for smaller font deliveries and shorter download times
> * Improved user experience (smaller file sizes means faster page loading)
> * Improved security for users (fonts are loaded only from the same source
> as the other page content) * Protection of author's font asset investment
> (fonts cannot be 'hotlinked' by other sites) * Web font information easily
> accessible to web authors and users from WOFF metadata

'Improved security for users...' should be removed. An attacker can serve 
fonts from his server or set the proper header, as the case may be.
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