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Re: "Automatic Update" for fonts?

From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@google.com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 18:21:34 -0700
Message-ID: <o2y3726d1bf1005041821y8a2dabf2qe47ace6bee4daf72@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Why are fonts different than any other resource on the web? Meaning,
why do we need an update mechanism different from the regular update
mechanisms (cache headers, etc.)?

-- Dirk

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wonder about how update notification might work for web fonts; when
> a new version of a WOFF font comes out, web authors might like their
> tools to notify them, and an "updates URL" in the <metadata> that can
> be polled could be a way to do this.... I didn't think about this too
> deeply, the thought occurred to me this morning and I thought I'd
> throw the idea up here; I have no idea how trivial/complex this would
> be to implement.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 01:22:03 UTC

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