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Re: WebFonts ready for use

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:08:12 -0700
Cc: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1E33BDB1-6A9C-48F7-94AB-861BCCAA9C8B@apple.com>
To: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>

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

> Hello Maciej,
> Given the other discussions on this list with regards to either  
> installing fonts via CSS or sharing embedded fonts between pages,  
> the concept of using raw fonts on the internet is still of great  
> concern to commercial font vendors.

It seems to me that issues of permanent installation on the system for  
general use are independent of the font format.

I think it is a bad idea because it creates security issues (malicious  
documents could change how other Web documents or even apps or  
documents on the system render), and I don't expect anyone to want to  
implement it.

Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 02:08:50 UTC

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