RE: A way forward



From: [] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 5:55 PM
To: Sylvain Galineau
Cc: John Daggett; www-font
Subject: Re: A way forward


On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM, Sylvain Galineau <> wrote:

 If the EULA requires same-origin restrictions, then Firefox is the only browser
 that can implement EOT-Lite and comply with this EULA in the very near term.


Are font vendors willing to license fonts for use in the EOT-Lite format and with no requirement for same-origin restrictions?

If they are, I'm surprised.

If they're not, then EOT-Lite isn't very useful, since serving non-free fonts to IE users (its great advantage) will require burdensome and fragile Referer checking.

I believe there is a simple work-around to resolve this problem. Root string in EOT-Lite does not have to be empty, it may contain the domain name of the origin that will simply be ignored by all other browsers except IE. When EOT-Lite is processed by Firefox and other browsers – the root string is ignored and same origin restriction is applied. For legacy IE browsers – the root string will serve the same purpose of same origin restriction and, therefore, no need to require Referrer checking.





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