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RE: Including WOFF in ACID3

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:52:07 +0000
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E280711B7@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch]
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:45 PM
> To: Sylvain Galineau
> Cc: Levantovsky, Vladimir; Håkon Wium Lie; www-font@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Including WOFF in ACID3
> 
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> > > Note that @font-face is just as optional as TTF or WOFF support, or,
> > > indeed, CSS support, or HTML support. Browser vendors pick what
> they
> > > want to implement. No technology can be mandated; it's a free
> market.
> > > All we can do is check that once you try to support a technology,
> you
> > > actually do so in a manner that is consistent with that
> technology's
> > > specification. You cannot mandate that WOFF be implemented. The
> market
> > > decides that.
> >
> > No more than you can mandate that TTF be implemented.
> 
> Correct.
> 
> 
> > The market decides that as well. So why should one be tested and not
> the
> > other?
> 
> At the time the test was written, there was no WOFF.

I understand that. This was then. 

Given the confusion for some, I want to reemphasize that the proposal
is *NOT* to replace TTF with WOFF. The proposal is to have ACID3 let
a browser that supports WOFF pass this part of the test the same way
a browser that supports TTF does.

> 
> 
> > Not only has the market decided but the more relevant part of the
> market
> > - the people who license fonts - are largely in favor of WOFF. So I
> > don't quite understand how that is an argument to leave WOFF out.
> 
> It was not intended to be an argument either way.

Fair enough. So you have no issue with adding WOFF as proposed ?
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 21:52:43 UTC

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