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Font description is missing @url

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:33:57 +0200
Message-ID: <1757064149.20101030233357@w3.org>
To: www-font@w3.org
Hello www-font,

Working on some woff metadata examples today, It occurred to me that the description element is missing a url attribute.

The element is defined as

description element

    An arbitrary text description of the font's design, its history, etc. This element is optional. If present, it must be a child of the metadata element. This element may be localized.

History, design, influences etc are all interesting and can get quite long, so it seems reasonable to put a shorter summary in the text child of the description element and have a url attribute (as with several other metadata elements) for further information.

I propose therefore the following spec text:

url	The url for more information about the font design, history, etc. This attribute is optional.

The impact on existing implementations should be minimal. The RNG is also easy to edit if we decide to add this attribute.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Saturday, 30 October 2010 21:34:05 UTC

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