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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:12:49 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906230912p36c0f3b4p640639689bdfe801@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2009/6/23 Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>:
> On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 17:02 +0100, Dave Crossland wrote:
>> 2009/6/23 Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>:
>> >
>> > You are probably right that no common cases would
>> > break.  It's a decent "duct tape" hack.  I don't
>> > think it is good form for a Recommendation, though.
>> But Håkon/John aren't proposing an idea to turn into a Rec, he's
>> proposing an idea for proprietary font developers to make money with
>> TTF web fonts without needing a new Rec.
> I thought the idea called for the UA to
> fill in the "@" sign before handing the font
> off to "the system".

I understood that was an untested assumption about how it would work,
and one of the Mozilla folks posted the URL of a test page that loads
DejaVu renamed to "..." "NO TRESPASSING" and "THIS FONT ONLY FOR USE
ON XYZ.com" - where the "..." name is akin to "@"
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:14:10 UTC

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