Re: New work on fonts at W3C

On Tue, 12 May 2009 16:07:59 +0200, Chris Lilley <> wrote:
> Some fonts are licensed to a specific site or domain. EOT provides one  
> way to indicate this in the font itself. Cross Origin Resource Sharing  
> (CORS, previously known as Access Control) is a W3C specification which  
> may also be used to indicate this [7]. Mozilla Firefox restricts  
> downloadable OpenType fonts to those permitted by CORS.
> There may be other ways to indicate metadata, so that foundries and font  
> licensees may indicate the nature of their agreement.
> [7]

Just to be clear: CORS is not about license enforcement. It is about  
alleviating the same-origin policy in certain scenarios. (Whether the  
same-origin policy should apply for fonts at all is something I'm not sure  

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 18 May 2009 20:10:13 UTC