Le Dim 5 mai 2013 10:19, Alec Leamas a écrit :
This seems to mean that we force web applications to exclude IE
8 (and older) clients. As this seems to be a widely used IE version
today, is this really the way to go?
It seems to be a case of Fedora being first and Microsoft being last :p
In my specific case openerp7, a business server application often
in company environments, the IE8- share is probably larger than average.
It's certainly the most common client used at many sites.
Are you sure it works well in IE8 at all? Because there are lots of other
reasons a modern web site will fail in old ie versions
The argument that the format is non-open: is this really a blocker?
Generally speaking, it's a PITA to ship fonts in multiple formats, you're
never quite sure they are properly synchronized and that a bug does not
lurk in a specific implementation, and it's a space waster. I guess that
for the specific case of ie-only eot fonts it could be done (woff is
cleaner but does not gain you significant browser coverage compared to
otf/ttf). However that would require :
1. generating eot fonts ourselves from the base fonts using eot-tools
2. defining where they are put on the filesystem (probably not in
/usr/share/fonts since no linux app that I know can use them)
3. defining the naming of eot (sub)packages
4. adjusting guidelines, documenting on the wiki and getting them
I was sort of hopping the "problem" would go away with adoption of direct
opentype support in all browsers, but if you want to do the work, be my