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RE: My solution of webfonts problem

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 00:15:33 -0700
To: "freyjkell@gmail.com" <freyjkell@gmail.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D92F7E6A79E88B4684BFC067AE15477D28C95AC065@NA-EXMSG-S702.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
Does shareable mean that you can permanently install the font, use the font on other pages while the page with @font-face is open, or ???

If the first, I can have a page that fills up the memory on your machine and take a long time to download a lot of fonts that may be good or ely bad...and you might not even know. This is evil from a security point of view. Could be mitigated by only downloading the font(s) used on the page that are not already installed. This seems to be a font distribution mechanism rather than a CSS styling technique.

If the second, one needs a reference counting mechanism or the font will be removed from use with an opened page.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Nikodem <freyjkell@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 2:35 PM
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Subject: My solution of webfonts problem

We could add some property to @font-face, eg.:

                font-family: "SomeFont";
                src: url("font.ttf");
                shareable: yes; // yes || no


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