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Re: .webfont Proposal 2

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:40:53 -0700
To: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>, Erik van Blokland <erik@letterror.com>
Message-Id: <1247766053.6302.24.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
Tal, I have a question about your format.

You propose this element:

On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 13:26 -0400, Tal Leming wrote:

> format - This defines the format of the data in the fontdata file.  
> Required.

The element must supply some string which unambiguously
names the format.   Without loss of generality we 
can pick strings for the purpose of conversation and
imagine that say, the string might be "OTF" or "EOT"
(or some other value).

Somewhere there will, needs be, an authority list of
of those strings, saying what each format is:

       TTF: True Type Format version X, specification
            available at http://.....

and so forth.

If the intention of the format is to be easily 
extended with new font file formats, there must be
some assignment of authority over that list to some
organization and an orderly process for managing the 
list -- so that people can register new format names,
avoid name collisions, ensure that an adequate definition
for each new format name is recorded, and so forth.

To what organization do you suggest that authority 
should be assigned and what process should be used 
to maintain it?

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