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Re: Explicit WOFF metadata format declaration?

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:01:19 +0900
Message-ID: <4CE8DFDF.1010109@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: Laurence Penney <lorp@lorp.org>, www-font@w3.org
On 2010/11/19 1:52, Chris Lilley wrote:
> On Thursday, November 18, 2010, 4:36:48 PM, Laurence wrote:

> LP>  If this proposal is attractive, I propose the standard value
> LP>  "font/woff" for the format attribute. It would be a MAY not a MUST in the spec, of course.
>
> Please see discussions on media type at the Lyon f2f meeting. In the end we decided to go with application/font-woff because past experience showed that attempting to registera font top level type would encounter significant resistance at IANA.

For the record only: IANA does not have any say in whether a new 
top-level type will be added or not. This is completely up to the IETF, 
for which IANA just serves as a clerical registry. It is true that years 
ago, an attempt to introduce a font/ top level type failed.
A few months ago, there has been a new attempt to introduce a top font/ 
type. I think it would have had a chance, as the proposal also contained 
a number of actual font formats for registration.
But I understand it if you don't want to wait for the font/ top level 
type to happen.


Regards,   Martin.

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