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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:22:28 -0700
Cc: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <CAB86C05-93A4-4F14-B684-E757FE752DBC@gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org

On Jun 25, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> So browsers that send incorrect headers would fail to work with  
> linked fonts in this scenario? That seems like something browser  
> vendors might be willing to fix.
> The big problem is that some firewalls strip Referer headers because  
> they don't want to reveal URLs of internal pages. For example,  
> ifhttps://intranet.mozilla.com/Orbital_Mind_Control_Lasers.html  
> links to http://www.nasa.gov, Mozilla might not want  
> nasa.govadministrators to see that URL in their Referer logs. So  
> Referer is not really fixable.

So the result would be that the Mozilla intranet would see the NASA  
pages without NASA's embedded fonts, then right? For a lot of site  
authors, this might be acceptable, or they might send you a second- 
choice open license font instead. I wonder if it would be acceptable  
to the font publishers. It would not be that different from sites that  
block de-referred browsers from seeing their images. 
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 03:37:06 UTC

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