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

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:19:57 -0700
Message-ID: <4DFF732D.5000909@tiro.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
CC: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, www-font@w3.org
Florian Rivoal wrote:

> The current draft of Anne's proposal[1], which is the solution Opera 
> prefers,
> uses MUST when describing how its algorithm should be applied, so we are 
> fine
> with the mechanism being mandatory.

> Do you see any reason to prefer the same origin policy over From-Origin?

No. I think the From-Origin header is a very clever idea, and as I 
recall there is general agreement in the Webfonts WG that it would be 
better than any font-specific application of SOR/CORS. Our only concern 
with From-Origin is that it isn't real yet.

What I am personally leaning towards now is moving and rewording same 
origin text from the WOFF spec to the chartered but yet-to-be-drafted 
Webfonts Conformance Specification, so that we do not lose it altogether 
while awaiting From-Origin. This would, I think, address the concern of 
WG members that led us to identify the current text as 'at risk' while 
not removing it yet.

We have a conference call on Wednesday, and I'm sure all this will be on 
the agenda.

Received on Monday, 20 June 2011 16:20:34 UTC

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