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Re: WOFF and extended metadata

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 19:16:46 +0200
Message-ID: <911094710.20100609191646@w3.org>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
CC: Erik van Blokland <erik@letterror.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, <www-font@w3.org>, 3668 FONT <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>
On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 6:57:45 PM, John wrote:

JH> Erik van Blokland wrote:

>> The only failing use cases are for things that you suggested to add. 
>> Dropping the meta data will greatly reduce the support the proposal has 
>> at the foundries and it would move the discussion back a year. I'm not 
>> sure that's a good way to go.

JH> Standard metadata is definitely one of the key selling points of WOFF 
JH> for font makers and at least some of our customers. Uncertainty over the
JH> structure of metadata *extension* shouldn't have any impact on normative
JH> definition or acceptance of what I'll call core metadata.

It would be good to have some examples of such standard metadata, preferably derived from real-world usage. The spec is short on examples here and good examples encourage people to copy and modify to suit their purposes.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:16:54 UTC

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