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Re: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:56:37 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTil_LJMZBm_NmaMnbZBsudWDQk6-Hjiy0kyEXbUX@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
On 2 June 2010 17:17, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> 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.

Eww no, way to laconic.

I am aware this may be too many levels deep, but I'd like to suggest:


<extensions>
	<group>
		<set lang="en">
			EU Greeting
			<item>
				Message
				<value>Hello!</value>
			</item>
			<item>
				Date
				<value>2010-06-01</value>
			</item>
		</set>

		<set lang="nl">
		EU Groet
			<item>
				Bericht
				<value>Hallo!</value>
			</item>
			<item>
				Datum
				<value>2010-06-01</value>
			</item>
		</set>

		<set lang="fr">
			EU Salut
			<item>
				Message
				<value>Bonjour!</value>
			</item>
			<item>
				Date
				<value>2010-06-01</value>
			</item>
		</set>
	</group>

</extensions>
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