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Re: Font MIME types

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 01:24:03 +0200
Message-ID: <18476.50707.920272.874749@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Dave Crossland" <dave@lab6.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Also sprach Dave Crossland:

 > With the forthcoming reinvogoration of the @font-face CSS feature, I
 > wonder if the W3C CSS WG could be instrumental in registering MIME
 > types for fonts. It appears from the below that there are none, and a
 > standards body is required to create them.

This is an excellent idea. 

George mentions several types in his message:

  Content-Type: font/truetype
  Content-Type: font/opentype
  Content-Type: font/type1
  Content-Type: font/type3
  Content-Type: font/cff

Do these make sense? Which other formats should be listed?

A draft RFC along the lines of this one may be a way to start:

  http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2318.html

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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