[webkit-dev] Same Origin Restriction on WOFF fonts across WebKit

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Fri Jan 28 15:46:28 PST 2011

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2011, at 3:06 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> > The WOFF font specification requires that browsers apply Same Origin
> > Restrictions (SOR) to WOFF fonts.  So far, Firefox and IE9 follow this
> > requirement, while we and Opera don't.
> >
> > As far as I know, our lack of SOR is basically an accident; we
> > implemented support for WOFF before this requirement was added, and
> > just haven't gotten around to adding it in yet.
> >
> > Chrome people seem amenable to applying SOR to WOFF fonts in Chrome.
> > Is it okay to add this across all our webkit ports?
> It's not an accident. It has been our intent to willfully ignore this
> requirement.

Can you please clarify whom you mean by "our" and the reason for ignoring
it?  Do we expect this to change in the future and/or are efforts being made
to see it happen?

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