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Re: .webfont Proposal 2

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 11:02:04 -0400
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907180802t26950789n757ed1c88660ac41@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Håkon Wium Lie<howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Thomas Phinney:
>
>  > > I'm not comfortable having root strings, even if the specification
>  > > says they can be ignored. For one, we could see heavy lobbying to
>  > > remove the "can be ignored" part in the next version of the
>  > > specification. Second, some judge somewhere could rule that his laws
>  > > (DMCA perhaps) trumps any specification and that implementations
>  > > therefore must "honor" root strings.
>  >
>  > Don't enforce the root string, just refuse to render a font with a
>  > root string at all. Anywhere.
>
> That would take care of the legal problem. But unless all browsers
> agree on this, interoperability suffers.
>
> A better solution, I believe, is to remove root strings from the spec.

Certainly. I was assuming that was part of what would happen in this scenario.

Cheers,

T

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