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Re: draft-abarth-mime-sniff and fonts

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:06:16 +0000
Message-ID: <7789133a1001261206s649f7102uda14abaf96660954@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Do you know how user agents sniff for fonts currently?

Adam


On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> Hey,
>
> I wasn't sure where to email comments, but you should probably add a section to the draft (or maybe a future version of the specification) that defines loading of fonts from a "font context". As far as I know there are no media types for fonts and all user agents happily sniff for @font-face.
>
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/ is the only draft that currently deals with loading of fonts (has some data on formats too) and I suspect it should reference your draft once it details the sniffing algorithm. If we ever add other ways to load fonts (e.g. for <canvas>) they can use the same mechanism.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
>
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