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

From: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:49:13 +0900
Cc: "W3C Style" <www-style@w3.org>, "3668 FONT" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
To: Christoph P├Ąper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, "John Hudson" <tiro@tiro.com>
Message-ID: <op.vxc6obo04p7avi@localhost.localdomain>
On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 02:55:38 +0900, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com> 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

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