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Re: Last call comments on WOFF (1)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:01:51 +0100
Message-ID: <15661208.20110316220151@w3.org>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Hello Bert,

In this email
you said:

> 1) I'd like to say one more time that letting a URL carry
> information about the meaning of a resource is counter to W3C's
> common architecture for the Web and simply a bad idea. If I move a
> file to a different server (and hopefully leave a redirect behind),
> the file still means the same thing. If I distribute it over p2p, on
> a CD, or coin a URN for it, it is still the same file and should not
> act any differently. Going against this architecture *will* lead to
> problems.
> And it's not like we don't know how to do it right. The way to encode  
> usage metadata for fonts, in a protocol-independent and machine  
> readable way, was invented by Microsoft for EOT more than ten years  
> ago. The exact syntax doesn't matter, but the data has to be at the  
> application level, not in the URL and not in the protocol.

Vladimir responded, asking you for clarification

and so did I

Could you please respond to those questions, as we don't really
understand the point you are making.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 21:01:54 UTC

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