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Re: EOT & DMCA concerns

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 21:16:43 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
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Richard Fink wrote:

> It seems we've been through this before and circled back. We know IE <=
> IE8 requires kid gloves. We know it isn't "interoperable" in the same
> sense that a brand new format would be. I'll say it plainly: It would be
> one more quick and dirty solution for a medium that was built on them
> and is still being built on them. So what? Seamless "interoperability"
> is not EOTL's main virtue.

There's no circle here, Richard, just ongoing concerns, concerns I had
before, concerns I have now.  I don't see this in the black and white
terms you present it, backwards compatibility is EOT-Lite's strength,
same-origin problems its weakness. If implementation problems with
existing IE versions means authors won't make use of backwards
compatibility with IE, "quick and dirty" solutions have the same result
as slightly less dirty solutions.  Rather than make assumptions we
should be testing actual usage scenarios.  This means more testing, less
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 04:17:25 UTC

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