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Re: EOT & DMCA concerns

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:31:01 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <49074.361521249428661121.JavaMail.root@cm-mail02.mozilla.org>
Thomas Lord wrote:

> Poor Dagget might eventually find that Firefox has had an EOTL bug
> for a year or two that results in the accidental rendering of some
> EOTC fonts.  Worse, perhaps resulting in some number of sites "in
> the wild" that rely on this bug.

No, this will not happen.  One the three EOT-Lite validation steps are
performed (magic number, version number, flags), the font will load
and be used in *precisely* the same way a raw TTF/OTF font will load
and be used.

You can view and judge for yourself, here is a prototype implementation of EOT-Lite and ZOT support:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=507970

There is no way here for the code to "accidentally" load a non-EOT-Lite font.

P.S. Two g's and two t's please.  The old English spelling of the name
is Doggett, also with two g's and two t's.
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