Lightroom: Person keyword only fills "people shown" IPTC Extended tag on export

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When a keyword is marked as a Person keyword LR CC embeds the person names also in the IPTC Extended field “Persons shown” – but only on export. My guess: that’s an oversight.

It’s a sensible move to also use the “Persons shown” field and hopefully this will be fix so that this field will not only be filled on export.
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This behavior is not consistent with that of other metadata fields. Examples:

Entering a caption updates EXIF:ImageDescription, XMP:Description, and IPTC:Caption-Abstract.

Entering a title updates XMP:Title and IPTC:ObjectName.

Changing the capture time updates EXIF:DateTimeOriginal, XMP:DateCreated, and IPTC:DateCreated.

Entering keywords updates XMP:Subject, XMP:HierarchicalSubject, and IPTC:Keywords.

Entering a copyright changes EXIF:Copyright, XMP:Rights, and IPTC:CopyrightNotice.

In general, many users rely on the fact that the metadata in cataloged files will be written correctly back to the files, both as a secondary backup mechanism and so that they can use those files in other apps without necessarily exporting them.