Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Wed, 09 November 2011 17:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/*
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On 11/8/11 6:17 PM, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> On 2011/11/09 2:15, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Oh, I had thought it would be
>>
>> font/PostScript
>> font/TrueType
>>
>> i.e., NOT identifying the specific typeface in use. After all, we
>> don't have text/html/home-page, do we?
>
> It's definitely that.

Verified through conversation on the websec@ietf.org list. We're talking 
about a small number of file formats for fonts (TrueType, OpenType, Web 
Open Font Format, etc.) -- talking about typefaces, font families, 
particular fonts, etc.

Now, whether we need a top-level content type of "font", resulting in 
subtypes like font/woff (instead of, say, application/font-woff [1]) is 
another story...

/psa

[1] http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-types/current/msg01115.html