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Re: [css-font-loading] RE: Discussion about font-loading

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:16:44 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDnf_f8SMfhU1mDPz0bjJJgRTS-DjD_XU5s4Tne5CsbZQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> Hi Greg,
>> Did you get a chance to discuss this with others on the IE team? Are there
>> issues you want to raise or questions?
>> Cheers,
>> John
>
> Hi John!
>
> Sorry, I got some clarification on the DOM access piece and I should have
> been more specific about the worker's access. We all agree that the spec
> isn't about giving DOM access, just fonts for the purpose of working with
> canvas, however, the previous point still stands: there's still debate about
> the architecture and method for sharing canvas contexts with workers, Ian
> mentions competing proposals awaiting implementation here. The proposals can
> be found here and here.
>
> Given the current state-of-flux we don't think it's a good idea to marry the
> font-loading spec so closely with canvas & workers. There's value in font
> loading APIs for font foundries and apps today. We feel it would make more
> sense to provide that value sooner and follow up with workers in an L2 spec.
> If we have any other feedback we'll let you know; otherwise we'll likely
> wait to invest heavily in this area until the canvas and worker issue is
> resolved in the HTML WG.

Until you implement canvas-in-workers, a worker's .fonts property
doesn't do anything useful anyway, so you can just skip implementing
that part until later.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 17:17:31 UTC

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