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(fonts) MTX skepticism

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:44:54 -0700
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1246045494.6003.28.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
I have not been able to find any *quantification*
of the supposed practical benefits of MTX when 
compared to other available, generic compression 
methods (e.g., bzip2 or gzip with blocking to allow
some semblance of random access).

Reading some of the rationales given for adopting
MTX, I wonder if it isn't essentially a proposal to 
make a gratuitously different format, in order to 
break inter-operability between Web UAs and other 
programs.

Without solid evidence that the compression advantages
are real and sufficiently substantial, MTX should be
rejected as an attempt to form a Recommendation that
gratuitously damages document-exchange interoperability.

-t
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 19:45:35 GMT

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