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Re: css3-fonts: should not dictate usage policy with respect to origin

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 13:22:04 +0200
Message-Id: <45557C8B-574C-42C5-8971-B9D55372D720@crissov.de>
Cc: 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
Glenn Adams:

I’m happy that someone who’s representing a Member shares my views on this issue.

> There appear to be a number of options the group(s) may consider:

There’s only one reasonable one, in my humble opinion.

>   - move same-origin requirements from WOFF and CSS3-FONTS to a third
>   "WebFonts Conformance Specification";

Yes, this avoids layer and domain violations. 

The font file format (usually WOFF), the markup language (usually HTML), the stylesheet language (usually CSS) and the resource transfer protocol (usually HTTP) with origin restriction policies extensions (usually CORS/CORER) should not mandate one another, but there should be an umbrella specification labeled “Web Fonts” or some such, which font makers and vendors can expect browsers to conform (or comply) to. It should be issued by the W3C and it should not be made by the CSS WG.
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