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Re: [css3-webfonts] Downloaded fonts should not...

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:26:24 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20804151126y2e66698q4397c75f791e35b2@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 15/04/2008, Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us> wrote:
>  Brad Kemper wrote:
> >  I would prefer if it could be downloaded once and then used from any
> >  page with an @font-face specifying the same font name, provided there
> >  could be some sort of quick check that it was the exact same font
> >  (digital signatures or something, perhaps).
>  I don't think that such a mechanism should be specified via CSS work. I
> really don't know how you'd specify such a thing anyway.

Right; if the "url(font.foo)" is the same and already cached, it
should be loaded from cache. If the URL is different but happens to
have the same name or filename, it should be downloaded.

Just like all other file formats.

Why do people think font files are so special? :-)

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