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Re: WebOTF Proposal

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:14:23 -0700
Message-ID: <4A7C8B1F.4020600@tiro.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Jonathan Kew wrote:

>> I just don't think licensing data is sufficiently complex that it
>> needs such an elaborate extensible structured data format - I simply
>> don't think it justifies the extra complexity over a pure binary file
>> format.

> If we do a pure binary format, we'll be debating exactly what to include 
> or exclude for the next N months, where N is a painfully large number. 
> Using the more flexible XML approach allows us to avoid much of that pain.

I agree with Jonathan. Font makers have been discussing putting 
licensing metadata into fonts for at least two years, and are still 
nowhere near agreeing on what should be included or what form it should 
take. Making the data structure easily extensible is a good idea.

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