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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:26:41 -0700
Cc: "Aryeh Gregor" <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, <robert@ocallahan.org>, "Jonathan Kew" <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <90AF736A-A717-432F-B6B4-28837DAB08BE@gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>

On Jun 25, 2009, at 12:25 PM, Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:

> However, this has nothing to do with using a particular data format,  
> and
> can be used with any font, be it raw or EOT with empty root string.  
> And,
> this mechanism would not address the other concerns relevant to raw  
> font
> use. If I get a URL that looks like
> http://your_domain/fonts/coolfont.ttf - I can click on it and "Save  
> file
> as" dialog would pop up - the referrer value wouldn't prevent it.

Actually, now that I think about it, it would prevent it, wouldn't it?  
I think that when you do that, the referer header is blank or missing.  
I could be wrong; I don't know.

You could also probably snag it from the cache or temporary files, if  
the browser saves them that way. And I think they could have a  
different extension, like .asp or .php, from the server script that  
was used to test the referer and include the font data (or not).
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