[whatwg] Need document.available_fonts() call

JustFillBug mozbugbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue May 11 19:37:33 PDT 2010

On 2010-05-11, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> On 5/11/10 9:39 AM, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
>> Is there really much of a need for this though?
> Good question.  What _is_ the use case here, exactly?

How about cloud computing? Gimp or CorelDraw like applications.  There
are already bitmap and vector editors in html5 using javascript. A user
should be allowed to make use of the large amount of fonts site on his
hard disk. Especially desktop publishing applications.

Legal embeding of font is not a specific problem to cloud computing.
Desktop applications had that problem since day one. So it is not like
suddenly this is a problem. Just solve it like it's always been, through
legal system.

I think that HTML5 aims more than just web browsering anymore. There
are much broader vision ahead.

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