Re: css3-fonts: should not dictate usage policy with respect to origin

On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 02:55:38 +0900, John Hudson <> wrote:

> I'm broadly in agreement with this approach. My preference is for
> a) the From-Origin header to be formally drafted and proposed, and to  
> find an appropriate home in W3C recommendations, and
> b) for this to be normatively referenced in the 'Webfont Conformance  
> Specification'.
> Our concern at the moment is that we don't want to remove all reference  
> to same origin mechanisms from draft webfonts documents while they  
> remain uncovered elsewhere, because we have good reason to suppose that  
> this will shake confidence in the WOFF model among some stakeholders.  
> Many font vendors have begun licensing fonts in the WOFF format on the  
> reasonable assumption, after two years, that some form of same origin  
> restriction will apply to them.
> I suspect that drafting the chartered 'Webfont Conformance  
> Specification' will be a priority for the WG now.

I agree this is probably the way to go. There is only an editor's draft so
far for the From-Origin header, but that's already better than the blog
entry you and I pointed to earlier.

    - Florian

Received on Monday, 20 June 2011 07:50:02 UTC