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CORS and fonts

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:03:22 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78gFkO_y7uZOw+UMyovLxdjgBxh_3bjHjmRN8wipht7ykg@mail.gmail.com>
To: TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>
The Fetch Standard includes advice about a basic safe CORS protocol
setup that enables others to reuse your public resources:


However, apparently some set of font foundries require through a
license agreement that their fonts are never distributed with this

This in turn makes it harder for infrastructure (such as Apache, Ruby
on Rails) to adopt this header as a default when they can ascertain
they are not used for intranet purposes. It seems problematic that a
security measure (we use CORS for fonts because you can effectively
steal a font from an intranet without it) can be abused in this way.

Anything we can do about it?

Received on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:03:48 UTC

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