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RE: EOT-Lite File Format v.1.1

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:05:00 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E021385BD@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: www-font-request@w3.org [mailto:www-font-request@w3.org] On

> If a file fails these checks, MUST it refuse to load the file, or can
> a conforming implementation attempt to parse it as a different file?

These checks mean you have an invalid EOTL file. Processing stops, load fails.

> That is, do these checks occur past the point of no return, or can
> they be part of the "check what kind of font this file is" algorithm,
> allowing a conforming implementation to then attempt to load it as a
> different kind of font (such as EOT-Classic)?

If you support EOT-Classic then you will load any EOTL. A core requirement
of this proposal is that all EOTLs are valid EOTs. So maybe I'm missing the
question ?

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