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Re: WebFonts ready for use

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:13:00 -0700
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CE42125A-243C-4539-B447-353A68813ACC@comcast.net>
To: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>

On Apr 22, 2008, at 2:50 PM, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:

> Given the other discussions on this list with regards to [...]  
> sharing embedded fonts between pages, the concept of using raw fonts  
> on the internet is still of great concern to commercial font vendors.

What is the danger of sharing fonts between pages, if they could be  
somehow verified to be the same font first, which would really be a  
prerequisite to doing so (to prevent abuse to the page from another  
site's pages). If it is the same font, and only existed in the  
browser's RAM, then how can that hurt font vendors? All it does is  
prevent the same font from having to load twice.
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 03:13:40 UTC

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