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Re: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 07:28:47 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikqGSEsrO5E8-p7DGwLjr-vCc46w_P1t6NdN640@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>
Cc: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 7:14 AM, Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com> wrote:

> Strictly speaking, the proposed sentence defines recommended behavior,
> where some kind of UI is to be provided by UA to show the content of
> metadata. It does not however prescribe any particular way to implement that
> UI, nor does it define any specific user interface features. This is all
> left to the implementers to decide.

OK, but it's still a UI requirement.

Without this sentence, the spec would be incomplete because it provides the
> description of syntax and semantics of metadata but fails to mention what it
> is expected to be used for, and whether UA is expected to act on it. The
> proposed sentence resolves this issue by providing clear recommendations
> that UA should only display the content based on user's request.

The spec could just say, informatively, something like
Note: user agents are encouraged to provide means for users to view the
metadata, if it is present.

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