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Re: minutes, SVG F2F Pymont, Sydney day 5 (08/02/2013)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:56:52 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLaFftRkk=9vwpv0CAmYbQZ2gBaauQHPJm-3fZhgq+1kKw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Cc: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

> At WebKit, we decided that we could not predict possible security issues
> with allowing arbitrary content on glyphs at the time of implementing SVG
> Fonts. Even if it looks like we have a somehow trustable security concept,
> it sounds like an unnecessary risk. In general I would like to limit the
> graphical elements to basic shapes. I am not even sure if <text> would make
> a lot of sense on a glyph, but it might be ok. It would require a font,
> which most likely is an external resource so.
>

We decided to make the restrictions on SVG glyphs be exactly the same as
the restrictions on SVG images. We've seen no reason to believe there are
any additional security issues for SVG glyphs.

Rob
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