dolarsrg dolarsrg - 1 year ago 308
CSS Question

Downloadable font on firefox: bad URI or cross-site access not allowed

I'm a webmaster at (I'm giving you the url so you are able to check the problem) and I'm having lots of problems using @font-face in CSS.

I want to use the foundicons from zurb dot com so I hosted them at Amazon S3.

I set up the bucket to allow crossdomain access as specified here:

And everything started to work seamless at webkit, trident and gecko... mostly: when browsing the web with firefox (version 17, 18 and 19 tested) all the icons fails randomly with this error:

Timestamp: 22/02/13 13:18:01
Error: downloadable font: download failed (font-family: "GeneralFoundicons" style:normal weight:normal stretch:normal src index:1): bad URI or cross-site access not allowed

And I say randomly since after a full reload of the page (with control/command + R) every single icon appears normally to fail again after some visits.

Can anyone find the problem? What am I doing wrong?

Thank you very much in advance!

Answer Source

On your server you will need to add:


To the header of the font files, so for example if you are using Apache you can add this to the .htaccess:

<FilesMatch "\.(ttf|otf|eot|woff|woff2)$">
  <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
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