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Re: Combining ZOT with .webfont metadata

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:35:33 +0200
Message-ID: <19052.52261.698903.408097@opera.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Also sprach John Daggett:

 > > > Some of the redundancy is shared with CSS; the @font-face declarations
 > > > contain information about the format and the name of the font (to be
 > > > used in 'font' and 'font-family'). What if there is a mismatch between
 > > > the format declared in @font-face and inside the info.xml? The
 > > > .webfont specification should specify who is right.
 > > 
 > > We think that the CSS would specify "webfont" as the format. The User  
 > > Agent would look at the format specified in the info.xml and load it  
 > > appropriately. We thought that this would actually make it easier for  
 > > web authors. They wouldn't have to know the specifics about the core  
 > > font formats.
 > Both Håkon's original remark and Tal's response aren't quite right
 > here.  The names and styles specified in @font-face rules are
 > *completely* under author control, neither the name table contents or
 > info.xml contents have or should have any effect on font usage or
 > rendering.  

Right. However, they will often be the same so it makes sense for the
spec to say they are, indeed, different.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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