Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Bjoern Hoehrmann <> Thu, 10 November 2011 02:38 UTC

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* 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?

As it is, the expectation is that HTTP responses should indicate the
format of frequently used resources should be indicated in the Content-
Type header, and Content-Type values should be registered MIME types.
We can expect the number of HTTP responses that carry some "font" will
increase in frequency, so there should be registered types for the un-
derlying formats. I don't think that is controversial, and I do not
think it matters much whether the few interesting types would go under
"font/" or under "application/". This thread seems to have generated
more feedback than I would expect if someone had just gone ahead and
brought a corresponding Internet-Draft to the IESG for approval. I am
happy to review any font type registrations on ietf-types, and would
of course support such registrations if they meet relevant criteria.
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