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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:56:18 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600907011556u74b47b0eh6ce781827fcf78d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>wrote:

>   Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> >If "EOT Lite" fonts are to work in IE <= 8, then they must have the
> problems I described. Authors will need to implement Referer checking,
> otherwise fonts linked across domains will work in IE. And rootstring data
> will be treated differently by different browsers, if it is present, even
> though you say it shouldn't be.
> No-o – I think if there’s no referrer, then it would work in IE.
Right, that's the problem. You DON'T want cross-domain references to these
fonts to work in IE, but they would, unless the author implements Referer
checking. So the author has to implement Referer checking, which is a big

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