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Re: .webfont Proposal

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 13:58:49 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <28722138.242451247173129125.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>
> My objection in part to using the license record of the name table of
> particular font formats is that it implies a design principle wherein
> for every single damn media file format of any kind, we need to add
> new rules for the equivalent of interpreting a "license record of the
> name table".
> 
> A generic solution - a container format - a wrapper format - can nail
> the issue once and for all across all media types.

A generic solution would be fine but what you propose doesn't exist and
would take a much longer time to agree upon and implement.  I'm not
really talking about "interpreting" anything, I'm only considering a
common format for information that is passed through.  Fonts just happen
to already have a convenient place to put this information, which is not
necessarily true for other media types.

The problems of HTML5 video is a whole separate can of worms, the main
issues there are *not* the same, the issues of conflict center around
patent and royalty issues.  Licensing concerns are also an issue but 
it's not the primary cause of the conflict.

John
Received on Thursday, 9 July 2009 20:59:34 GMT

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