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RE: A way forward

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:34:37 +0000
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E020F84A4@TK5EX14MBXC113.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> Exactly the opposite would be the case - the spec would instruct
> browsers to implement same-origin restrictions and explicitly ignore
> the content of root string, and only legacy IE browser would pay
> attention to it.
> Vladimir

Vlad, you are again technically correct. This would work. But it also means the font user needs to set the rootstring for IE compatibility purposes in order to comply with the licensing terms. One goal of EOT-Lite, however, was to do explicitly do away with rootstrings for all browsers and for web authors as well as one very reasonable objection was that they were too onerous to manage.
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