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Re: Revised HTML/XML Task Force Report

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:19:31 +0200
Message-ID: <818585543.20110713121931@w3.org>
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "karld@opera.com" <karld@opera.com>, "nrm@arcanedomain.com" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "ndw@nwalsh.com" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:45:43 AM, Eric wrote:

EJB> I don't see image
EJB> replacement going away any time soon, as WOFF (unlike EOT) requires the
EJB> user-agent to download the entire font as opposed to the limited number
EJB> of glyphs required for a site's headings (in many cases).

Somewhat off topic but I didn't want this misinformation to go unaddressed.

That is an incorrect characterization. Whether an original font has been subsetted, lightly or extensively, is orthogonal to whether the delivery format is EOT or WOFF.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:19:45 UTC

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