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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 22:03:09 -0800 (PST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <7766846.224341225951389388.JavaMail.root@cm-mail01.mozilla.org>

> With regards to root strings and staging servers, why not simply
> specify *both* the staging URL(s) and the real ones in the root string
> field?

Again, clumsy.  You burden authors with having to include root strings
for all possible servers in their production workflow.  You effectively
break the use of relative URL's for font URL's, since the data at the
end of those relative URL's would be tied to a specific set of absolute
URL's.

And this doesn't address the web cache problem noted by Dave Singer,
that's actually a tougher problem to solve.  Whatever algorithm is
generating the cache URL would now need to regenerate font data so that
the root string matched the cache location. 

John Daggett
Mozilla Japan
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2008 06:04:21 GMT

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