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Re: [whatwg] New work on fonts at W3C

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 10:17:36 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600906221517t10911d8ia39576e00a28390c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, whatwg@whatwg.org, Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c@gmail.com>
> wrote:

> I believe that's the major rationale for not permitting cross-origin
> restrictions on existing media types.  The only way this could work is
> if *all* browsers agreed to implement it all at once, and it would
> still seriously annoy a lot of users/cause them to delay
> upgrading/etc., which none of the browser vendors want to do.
>

It's very simple. Billions of Web pages depend on cross-site loads of
images, scripts and stylesheets. Many of those Web pages aren't even
maintained anymore. No browser that broke all those pages would be viable.
Even if the Illuminati made every future browser version impose cross-site
restrictions on those resources, users would probably just stop upgrading.

Rob
-- 
"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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