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RE: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 03:28:08 +0000
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, 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>
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>From: public-webfonts-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-webfonts-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan

>>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

In case that was unclear, I am extremely uncomfortable with implementing such a requirement in IE as well. As of today, I would recommend 
we deviate from the spec if it required licensing data to parsed and validated even when the user does not ask for it.
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