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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:31:32 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0811101031q7ce84391wcc22271670e4f777@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> 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
>

Thank you very much for those resources, Boris.  Jonas' post in particular
answers my questions exactly.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 10 November 2008 18:32:09 GMT

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