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Old 03-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #6
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Sigh.

So now we need browsers that have settings not only to block images, or image animation, we need settings to stop font downloads (some have those already because of the previous downloadable fonts flash-in-the pan) and CSS animations as well.

And the downloadable fonts might turn into yet another vector for malware... don't forget that a font is essentially executable code - we've had malware via WMF and PNG files, if that's possible, fonts might be used a a vector as well. If downloadabel fonts become fashionable, I predict it's just a matter of time.

And then you have to set your virus scanner to scan all downloaded fonts before allowing the browser to use them. That will speed up page rendering even more.

Anyway, as long as browsers don't have settings to stop fonts downloading and CSS animation, having a browser that don't support the new features would actually become an advantage.

   
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