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requirements for a web font container format?

From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:17:23 -0700
Message-ID: <3726d1bf0906291617w6a527d76w9e21bd19bc3442f3@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-font@w3.org
Hi all,

I'm very new to this area but have been following the recent threads
with much enthusiasm.

It seems to me (as a newbie) that there is a lot of conversations
going past each other, and that
it mostly seems to derive from different people having different views
of what the requirements for
an acceptable web font container format are.

Has anyone written up such a requirements doc? I've seen Bert Bos'
writeup on the "controversy"
and some analysis of it, and while it is a good writeup, it isn't what
I would consider to be a requirements doc per se.

Perhaps if we had such a thing (or even just a list of requested
requirements), it would then be possible to see which
requirements are mandatory for each interested party, and which are
mutually conflicting, which would then lead us
to see if we can reach a mutually satisfiable solution to all parties?
(I know this is pretty basic reasoning, but still ...)

That way we could perhaps divorce the discussion from the existing
baggage around previous implementation proposals. If no such document
exists, I'd
volunteer to write one (I'd also be open to suggestions on where such
a document should live).

Cheers,

-- Dirk
Received on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 08:16:06 GMT

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