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Re: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:17:26 +0200
Message-ID: <19462.30214.322998.125231@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>, Vladimir Levantovsky <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
Also sprach Tal Leming:

 > <extensions>
 > 	<group>
 > 		<!--
 > 		The author wants the UI to show:
 > 
 > 		EU Greeting:
 > 		Message: Hello!
 > 		Date: 2010-06-01
 > 
 > 		With an appropriate language chosen from the
 > 		English, Dutch and French localizations.
 > 		-->
 > 		<name lang="en">EU Greeting</name>
 > 		<name lang="nl">EU Groet</name>
 > 		<name lang="fr">EU Salut</name>
 > 		<item>
 > 			<name>
 > 				<text lang="en">Message</text>
 > 				<text lang="nl">Bericht</text>
 > 				<text lang="fr">Message</text>
 > 			</name>
 > 			<value>
 > 				<text lang="en">Hello!</text>
 > 				<text lang="nl">Hallo!</text>
 > 				<text lang="fr">Bonjour!</text>
 > 			</value>
 > 		</item>
 > 		<item>
 > 			<name>
 > 				<text lang="en">Date</text>
 > 				<text lang="nl">Datum</text>
 > 				<text lang="fr">Date</text>
 > 			</name>
 > 			<value>
 > 				<text lang="en">2010-06-01</text>
 > 				<text lang="nl">2010-06-01</text>
 > 				<text lang="fr">2010-06-01</text>
 > 			</value>
 > 		</item>
 > 	</group>
 > </extensions>
 > 
 > Granted, this is verbose.

Yes. There's much repetition. How about:

<ext lang=en>
EU Greeting:
Message: Hello!
Date: 2010-06-01
</ext>

<ext lang=nl>
EU Groet
Bericht: Hallo!
Datum: 2010-06-01
</ext>

<ext lang=fr>
EU Salut
Message: Bonjour!
Date: 2010-06-01
</ext>

This is the minimalist in me talking, I can probably live with more
structure, but my experience is that schemas with much structure tend
to be less understood and, consequently, less used.

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:18:28 UTC

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