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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 11:00:42 +0100
Message-ID: <18706.49226.163463.534829@opera.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Also sprach David Woolley:

 > > I've done some soul-searching on this and reached the conclusion that
 > > I can live with the first part, but not the second; I don't want web
 > > resources to have inherent page/site restrictions. It breaks with a
 > > fundamental principle of the web, that web resources should be
 > 
 > I don't think commercial content producers for the web consider things 
 > like images to be web resources.  They rather consider them to be part 
 > of a compound document, which is defined either by the page HTML, or by 
 > the whole site (leading to anti-deep linking rules, and technical 
 > measures to frustrate deep linking).

Indeed. So, if fonts get root strings, images will be next; concerned
photographers would ask W3C to form a working group to address their
concerns by adding a root string to images.

While this, in the short term, could add some new members to W3C, the
long-term effects for the web are chilling.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2008 10:02:11 GMT

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