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Re: FW: EOT-Lite File Format

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:07:33 -0700
Message-ID: <4A775FA5.1070507@tiro.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Dave Crossland wrote:

>> An EOTL Recommendation that does not encourage
>> EOTC support with rootstrings ignored effectively
>> endorses the use of rootstrings as a UA-enforced
>> form of DRM.

> Right - when we say "EOTC files with rootstrings should be ignored" we
> mean that the FILE should be ignored - flushed, as John Hudson
> poetically calls it - and not merely the rootstring.

But that's not what Tom Lord means by 'ignored'. You and I agree, Dave, 
that fonts with rootstrings should be flushed, i.e. non-IE browsers 
should make no attempt to display them. What Tom is suggesting is 
reckless legal endangerment: ignore the rootstring and display the font 
anyway.

JH
Received on Monday, 3 August 2009 22:08:19 GMT

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