W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-font@w3.org > July to September 2009

Re: EOT-Lite File Format

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:43:35 -0700
Message-ID: <4A723E37.80901@tiro.com>
To: rfink@readableweb.com
CC: 'John Daggett' <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, 'www-font' <www-font@w3.org>
Richard Fink wrote:

> Indeed, absolutely right. When I quizzed Bill Davis about EOT classic's reliance on these bits to allow or disallow the creation of an EOT CL file at TypeCon, the answer turned into a group explanation - by several people - that the embedding bits WERE PRE-WEB...

Not pre-web per se, I think -- or rather thought --, but spec'd with 
non-web documents in mind. But Tom Phinney, who was there at the time I 
believe, says it was otherwise and that web use was in peoples' minds 
when the embedding bits were spec'd.

I hardly think it matters though, because the OT spec is not explicit 
one way or the other, and these bits have assumed meanings relative to 
non-web documents that do not translate easily to web parallels.

> I was told unequivocally the EULA was primary.


Received on Friday, 31 July 2009 00:44:17 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:01:40 UTC