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Re: the discussion is over, resistance time

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:02:10 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, luke whitmore <lwhitmore@gmail.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1246579330.6767.164.camel@dell-desktop.example.com>
On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 18:46 -0500, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> As I noted elsethread, Thomas, rootstrings are functionally identical
> to same-origin restrictions. 

Wow, this is really tripping people up.

No, they are not functionally identical.

A server might be reasonably configured to 
refuse certain requests for a font.  Systems
like CORS allow conforming browsers to 
streamline and simplify that server's right
of refusal.

A system of rootstrings forbids a client from
performing certain computations with a file that
is already in hand, if the client is to be called
conforming.  This refusal is in spite of the fact
that no interop enhancement is thus obtained.

Do you not see the difference?

Received on Friday, 3 July 2009 00:02:50 UTC

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