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Re: Including WOFF in ACID3

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:27:13 +0200
Message-ID: <19640.40193.521040.740440@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: www-font@w3.org
Also sprach John Hudson:

 > >  > I'd like to see Acid 4 limit itself to actual W3C web recommendations. 
 > 
 > > That would make the test much less valuable for interoperability
 > > purposes. For example, JavaScript is essential for today's web apps
 > > and it's not a W3C Rec. The same goes for TTF/OpenType, the payload
 > > which WOFF carries.
 > 
 > That's reasonable, but I think the documentation of the test should 
 > clarify the status of the individual test objects, vis à vis web 
 > standards, and explain what is being tested and why. Testing handling of 
 > TTF/OTF as a delivered payload is different from giving the impression 
 > that the test requires a browser to support download of raw TTF/OTF files.

I agree that documentation is important. For Acid2, we wrote a
comprehensive guide which tries to explain the whats and the whys:

  http://www.webstandards.org/action/acid2/guide/

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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