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Re: New iteration on the Emacs homepage

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: New iteration on the Emacs homepage
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:16:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 03/30/2016 01:40 PM, Yoni Rabkin wrote:
>> The marginal cost of maintaining one extra file when the FSF is already
>> maintaining such a large website is well... marginal.
> Not really, right? Won't users have to download a new copy of these
> fonts just for the Emacs website, instead of using a cached version
> that they probably already have (due to other websites depending on
> Mozilla's CDN)?

I can't honestly believe that this is a real issue. The FSF's sites are
very light compared to the typical modern web site and this won't make a
noticeable difference. If it does make a difference then a better
solution is to remove those fonts instead of "side-loading" them.

Another question would be whether someone coming to the FSF's sites
would expect that type of behavior from the FSF.

The bottom line is that this should be handled according to the FSF
webmaster's policy on using third-party servers to provide Web
materials. I personally hope that policy is not to rely on third-party
delivery of materials which are served from the FSF website. I typically
block such materials by default when I use a graphical browser.

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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