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

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:12:25 -0800
To: Brady Duga <duga@ljug.com>
Cc: Brady Duga <duga@ljug.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <p0624081ac53e37dd6b8a@[10.0.1.6]>

At 11:08  -0800 10/11/08, Brady Duga wrote:
>On Nov 10, 2008, at 10:51 AM, Dave Singer wrote:
>>
>>If a user-agent is requested to use an embedded font that is not 
>>labelled as freely usable, and that font is not 'obfuscated', the 
>>UA MUST refuse to use the font.
>
>Does this imply that a local font could not be used for a local CSS 
>document if it is not marked as allowed for embedding? Or is this 
>somehow tied to the transport mechanism?

ah, forgot that case.

>So, only files served using a scheme that requires network access 
>would require this? What about other forms of 
>encryption/obfuscation? Would those be illegal?

Specs only tell you what you are required to do;  you can always do 
other things if you want to.
-- 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 10 November 2008 19:13:16 GMT

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