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Re: Last call comments on WOFF

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:37:29 +0900
Cc: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, WOFF Working Group FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6CCEEBED-9C90-45A5-91D0-36989B471CF0@apple.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>

On Jan 27, 2011, at 0:26 , Bert Bos wrote:

> I know it is late to add new functionality, especially as I expect you 
> have already looked at this, though probably not with the same syntax. 
> Nevertheless, I think it is extremely important to keep technologies, 
> and especially protocol levels, independent, because it will be 
> difficult to fix WOFF later, when, e.g., people want to use it on other 
> platforms than HTTP.

Perhaps it would be simpler to say "When the font is accessed using URLs (other than file: URLS, I guess), then same-origin restrictions MUST be applied."  This leaves open the possibility that they are used in other contexts, that the author has the font locally, and so on.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 28 January 2011 07:38:04 UTC

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