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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:13:16 -0500
Message-ID: <491879BC.5030005@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Well, there's two things here.  The first is the simple question of why 
> fonts *require* Access Control, when every other resource on the web 
> gets along fine without it.

They don't, though.  Thy get along limpingly, and at the cost of serious 
restrictions on what you can do with them and a lot of development cost 
to browser developers.  See the discussion about Access Control in the 
context of <video> starting at 
http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/theora/2008-November/001930.html (it's a 
longish thread, but 
http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/theora/2008-November/001958.html kinda 
summarizes Mozilla's position on the matter).

-Boris
Received on Monday, 10 November 2008 18:23:12 GMT

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