Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

"Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> Tue, 08 November 2011 06:18 UTC

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Hello Peter, others,

On 2011/11/08 7:49, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> In talking with folks at the W3C meeting last week, I heard yet again of
> interest in defining a Content Type for fonts. Would anyone active in
> the IETF Applications Area want to work on such a spec? And do folks
> here think a new top-level content type is needed for fonts?

Yes, I think it's a good thing to do.

But given the history of a top-level font/ type (see e.g. a report at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-font/2009JulSep/1069.html), one 
other important question you should ask is: Is there anybody strongly 
opposed to such a top level type.

If we can assure people at the W3C and elsewhere that we welcome a 
proposal for such a top level type, then it might even be that we don't 
need to be involved directly (although having somebody with apps 
experience involved could help).

Regards,    Martin.