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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 00:44:58 +0000
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thomas Lord [mailto:lord@emf.net]

>On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 23:56 +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> Thomas Lord [mailto:lord@emf.net] wrote:
>> >> 1. Purposely breaking interop with desktop OSes (EOT, any
>obfuscation
>> >> proposal, most compression proposals).
>> >
>> >That is reason enough for W3C TAG to object to any
>> >such proposal, in my opinion.
>>
>> Not sure why that would be the case.  If it enables more fonts to be
>licensed for web use, then why would they object?
>
>Because "more fonts" in your sense is a transient
>concern and in this case it comes at high expense
>to users.  It is the opposite of what a reputable
>standards party should do.
The expense is already high today, so you should demonstrate how the proposed solution inflates today's costs.
Received on Friday, 3 July 2009 00:45:40 GMT

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