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From Haykel BEN JEMIA <>
Subject Re: metadata
Date Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:15:07 GMT
Sure metadata is important and must be kept, I was just thinking about
metadata used only by IDEs and not required during runtime like the 'Style'
tag. But if they are not included, then the issue does not exist. Thanks.

On 21 January 2012 11:41, Michael Schmalle <> wrote:

> Quoting Haykel BEN JEMIA <>:
>  Hi,
>> As far as I know, most of the standard metadata defined through the
>> standard metadata tags (Event, Style, Inspectable etc.) is mainly used by
>> Flash Builder for auto-completion and in the design view. Is this data
>> included in the compiled swf? If yes, would it make sense to define them
>> outside of the source code, e.g. in an XML file parsed by Flash Builder
>> and
>> other IDEs, to make the size of compiled swfs smaller? I'm not talking
>> about metadata used at runtime, like Parsley and Swiz metadata.
> Hi, only metadata that is defined with the -keep metadata flag is compiled
> into the SWF. The three you listed will never be kept. You have to think of
> metadata as annotations. The style, event etc are actually annotating the
> class.
> Since metadata is so widely used in other frameworks, I don't think it
> would make sense creating yet another file to keep track of class
> annotations.
> Mike

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