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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 22:09:13 +0200
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ut459ny264w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Tue, 12 May 2009 16:07:59 +0200, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
> Some fonts are licensed to a specific site or domain. EOT provides one  
> way to indicate this in the font itself. Cross Origin Resource Sharing  
> (CORS, previously known as Access Control) is a W3C specification which  
> may also be used to indicate this [7]. Mozilla Firefox restricts  
> downloadable OpenType fonts to those permitted by CORS.
> There may be other ways to indicate metadata, so that foundries and font  
> licensees may indicate the nature of their agreement.
>
> [7] http://www.w3.org/TR/access-control/

Just to be clear: CORS is not about license enforcement. It is about  
alleviating the same-origin policy in certain scenarios. (Whether the  
same-origin policy should apply for fonts at all is something I'm not sure  
about.)


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Anne van Kesteren
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