In 9.5 and 9.6 it is now possible to use the Metadata Design tab of a page schema, instead of using an embedded metadata schema, for both XS and CME. A nice technical and business-oriented discussion about this in What is the best practice for implementing Page metadata?
A few questions regarding the Metadata Design tab:
- As all components will be stored in a region of a page, admins can equally choose to store metadata at the region schema Metadata Design tab instead of the page schema Metadata Design tab if there is a single region?
- As with pages, metadata can be stored in the Metadata Design tab instead of an embedded metadata schema for a component? And this would be the preferred mode of storing metadata moving forward?