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RE: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 23:26:37 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
CC: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E02132E89@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>Nope, it has to be a MUST requirement - UAs MUST ignore non-nil
>rootstrings.  IE <= 8 browsers will just be nonconforming (which is
>fine, since they were produced before this standard was produced), and
>authors can take advantage of that to hack something resembling
>same-origin into it if they wish.

Precisely. In fact, there isn’t even a MUST for clients. For them, EOTL
has not rootstring data. Period.

The format could however describe the rootstring field as a MAY for EOTL
generators. But that is the furthest it would go.
Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:27:19 UTC

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