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Re: What constitutes protection [was: About using CORS]

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 08:22:31 +1200
Message-ID: <w2n11e306601005041322z7ae3ecaye01d6f731da7f9fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Garrick Van Buren <garrick@kernest.com>
Cc: www-font@w3.org
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 2:12 AM, Garrick Van Buren <garrick@kernest.com>wrote:

> Sylvain,
> > The awkwardness already exists. Firefox has limited fonts to the same
> > origin since the beginning. It sounds like no one has complained.
>
> Yes - and the day I upgraded, it broke a significant portion of my work.
>

I guess you mean you upgraded from one nightly Firefox build to another,
since we never shipped a release that didn't have a default same-origin
check. Did you file a bug or provide other feedback describing your
situation and why the check was a problem for you?

Now the conversation is around recommending a single technical solution to
> accommodate the thousands of different licensing terms?


No, we are offering a tool that will make it very convenient for authors to
implement the check required by the majority of non-free font licenses.

If you want to use a font with some exotic license that requires something
other than a same-origin check, you're no worse off than you were before.

It is conceivable that a license exists that would be violated because of
> this recommendation.
>

I can't think of a realistic example. Can you give one?

Rob
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