OpenType MIME Type

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Fri Aug 22 11:22:42 CEST 2008


Relatively soon Opera and Mozilla will ship with support for downloadable  
fonts. Rather than sniffing, as currently happens for images, or ignoring  
MIME types altogether (ECMAScript), we think it would be good to actually  
check for a MIME type this time around. :-)

What would be a good MIME type to check for here?

  * font/opentype
  * application/opentype
  * something else?

How do we go about registering this? Also, how do we ensure the  
registration happens fast enough for us to be able to implement it on  
time? Historically, if the implementation doesn't do things like this  
correctly from the start, it's close to impossible to fix it later on (see  
e.g. images or ECMAScript).

(We realize Apple already shipped with this functionality without checking  
but we have some hope that can still be resolved by authors fixing their  
resources to also make it work for us and then later Apple fixing their  
product as well.)

Thanks for your consideration and time,

Anne van Kesteren

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