Re: [apps-discuss] font/* (and draft-freed-media-type-regs)

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Mon, 14 November 2011 18:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/* (and draft-freed-media-type-regs)
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On Nov 12, 2011, at 12:25 , Larry Masinter wrote:

> I see no use case for why having font/opentype is any better than application/opentype
> 
> The only use case I can imagine from looking at
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-singer-font-mime-00
> is the possibility of defining common parameters across font data types (in the same way that text/.. has a common charset parameter).

How serious is the first concern "First, the  "application" sub-tree is treated (correctly) with great caution with respect to viruses and other active code."?

(The reason I abandoned the draft was not the difficulty of getting it through, by the way, but because the W3C Timed Text group decided it didn't need it).

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.