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license element text subelements

From: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:26:46 -0500
Message-Id: <68C55348-D51E-4195-BD10-944C2219856E@typesupply.com>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
To: WOFF Working Group FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Hello Everyone,

I thought of a possible tweak to the metadata spec. The license element is localizable and that means that it must contain at least one text subelement. I was recently reminded of some OpenType fonts that have name table data that calls the text subelement requirement into question.

In these fonts there is an entry for License Info URL (name ID 14) but no entry for License Description (name ID 13). This made me wonder if it would be a good idea to tweak the WOFF metadata spec to say that the license element MAY contain one or more text sub elements. For example:

	<license url="http://somefoundry.com/license" />

This would not be a breaking change. However it would make the localizable element spec a bit more confusing.

Tal
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