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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:16:16 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600906191516v4e96578fsd0bdfdeb18009149@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 3:29 AM, Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:06 PM John Daggett wrote:
> > Things like machine-readable lists of domains are equivalent to a root
> > string solution, like EOT, and suffer the same problems: moving the
> > font file around between different servers (e.g. stage to production)
> > requires constant updating of the font data, is difficult to work with
> > locally (e.g. drive/path inclusions in EOT spec(!)), and breaks down
> > completely when used with caching servers (e.g. Akamai).
>
> Root strings allow multiple different domains and paths be encoded in the
> same font resource - specifying all stages (including local drives) in your
> content development path should work just fine, without updating web font
> data. And I would be curious to know how Akamai breaks it, since it's
> supposed to be completely invisible to UA.
>

So any change in your workflow, or even the file layout on your local drive,
requires rebuilding all your font assets or things mysteriously break.

Rob
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