(proposal) on metadata in documents

Oliver Simmons oliversimmo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 10:24:55 GMT 2021


On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 07:57, Björn Wärmedal <bjorn.warmedal at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I've seen some people put key/value type metadata in their gmi files
> already ("tags: this,that,whatevs" for example). Go ahead and do it if
> you want; I personally like that you want to put them at the end of
> the document, where they won't bother anybody.
>
> As for including it in the spec... I'd rather not. Treat them as
> optional extensions :)
>

The spec has "advanced line types" which are treated as optional:
> 5.5 Advanced line types
> The following advanced line types MAY be recognised by advanced clients. Simple clients may treat them all as text lines as per 5.4.1 without any loss of essential function.

Having the format as part of the spec would be good, I don't think
having an official list of key:values in the spec should be a thing
though, that should be separate.


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