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Re: A way forward

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:31:56 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20907241531i331c2392xd4c36fa9ecd9ef49@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
2009/7/24 Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>:
> Vladimir wrote:
>> 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.
> Technically that’d work but it also defeats one of the main purposes of the
> original proposal which was to get us all out of the rootstring management
> nightmare.

Right - if root strings are a MAY requirement of the spec, that would
bring back the looming threat of a court using DMCA-style laws to
force browsers to perform DRM.
Received on Friday, 24 July 2009 22:32:59 UTC

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