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Re: Image/Video/Audio Metadata (an alternative perspective of alt text)

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 11:34:46 -0700
Message-ID: <480A3B46.6080300@accessibleinter.net>
To: marghanita@ramin.com.au
CC: public-html@w3.org

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Is there any scope for including/enhancing the metadata for embedded 
> content - or is the view that that should be embedded in the content 
> itself?
> eg Attribution - Graphic Artist/Photographer, Subject, Date Taken, Type 
> of Image (Photograph), rights, I currently include this in the ALT text 
> with the hope that it is displayed in the mouseover.  It would also be 
> useful to be able to format this.

The content you are describing is probably not appropriate content for 
an alt attribute. And the specification does not sanction for the 
display of alt content in this fashion.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Saturday, 19 April 2008 18:35:35 UTC

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