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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 23:25:12 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906211525u576e2eeel393c49b7d2f6628f@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2009/6/21 Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:46 PM, Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com> wrote:
>>
>> 2009/6/20 Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>:
>> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 4:32 AM, Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Isn't that lack of control what made the web not become yet another
>> >> failed
>> >> hyperetext system a la xanadu?
>> >
>> > are you arguing that cross-origin image loads made it successful? I
>> > think
>> > not,
>>
>> I first saw the web in 1997, so wasn't there, but from my reading of
>> history, I understand that a general principle of the web was a lack
>> of control over copying and linking - academia was paying for
>> everyone's bandwidth, so there was no reason to build controls into
>> the technology. Cross origin image linking is one application of that
>> general principle.
>
>
> This isn't really the place, but...

Thanks for explaining - I'm happy to accept that they just weren't
considered, rather than that they were intentionally left
unimplemented because cross site linking was seen as a virtue.
Received on Sunday, 21 June 2009 22:26:10 GMT

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