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Re: [community-group] [RFC] Format specification (#1)

From: Kevin Powell via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:34:18 +0000
To: public-design-tokens-log@w3.org
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Zooming out a bit to the file format itself and an earlier recommendation to "pave the cowpaths." 

I'd be keen to poll potential consumers of this new spec (Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Scss, CSS Variables, iOS, Android, etc.) and see an aggregate list of what their current token structures look like. Are they all mostly JSON? XML? YAML? is there a "most common" file type already?

I would imagine Theo and/or Style Dictionary source code would be good locations to find that information.  

Could an MVP be a static file of key/value pairs (no functions, transformations, compilations) that the majority of those consumers could read?

It seems like some of the more advanced features could be added later, but could an initial goal be centered around accelerating adoption among consumers?

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