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RE: css3-fonts: should not dictate usage policy with respect to origin

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:25:45 -0400
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
CC: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D0BE3D0E38C@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
On Friday, June 17, 2011 7:40 PM John Hudson wrote:
> 
> Glenn Adams wrote:
>  > It is one thing to define a mechanism that can be used
> > by those who wish to control content use and dissemination; it is an
> > entirely different matter to mandate use of such a mechanism within a
> > content format definition or referencing scheme.
> 
> I understand this point. But in order for such a mechanism to be
> usable,
> it's implementation in the user agent has to be defined somewhere.
> 

I would go a step further and say that using a mechanism to control content distribution can only be an option for content authors if:
a) a mechanism is normatively defined and
b) if *all* user agents support it.

Regards,
Vladimir

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