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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:49:22 +0200
Message-ID: <444E7D42.1050608@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Håkon Wium Lie schreef:
> Yes, this could work. UAs should also be able to handle this:
>   font-family: "TSCu_Comic", url(TSCu_Comic.zip), sans-serif;
> That is, zip files should be uncompressed in the client.

Not through HTTP? I don’t know much about the details of gzip, but 
wouldn’t simply sending an Content-Encoding: gzip header with the file 

After all, isn’t this functionality that should be available more 
generically, and nog just in CSS fonts, or CSS? Besides, we already 
*have* the gzip (and deflate) support. If zip is too different from 
gzip, then the easy solution that will work *today* is compressing it 
with gzip or deflate instead. Depending on your server, it can easily be 
configured to do this automatically for all files, not just fonts.

Let’s not make up some arbitrary new mechanism here while we already 
have one that is well-designed and supported broadly.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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