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Re: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 11:18:48 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTinr3ld5hUga9HcSF9UTvwbrXnwB7lmIptKCDzz4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
Cc: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Adam Langley <agl@google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 6:19 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
> > Lobby UAs to do that. For open-source UAs, contribute patches to do that.
> > That's really all you can do. Trying to legislate it through spec text is
> > going to be painful, clumsy and ineffective.
>
> If it helps settle the question then I can state that Chrome, for one,
> will never try to drag an XML parser into the font rendering pipeline
> just to validate metadata; irrespective of the spec.
>
> Nor will we accept patches to do so.
>

Nor would we in Firefox.

We might, however, accept patches to expose font metadata through scriptable
APIs, and patches to display that data in tools like Firebug or even the
Page Info feature in Firefox.

Rob
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