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

From: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@ramin.com.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:18:21 +1000
Message-ID: <480D2ECD.2090909@ramin.com.au>
To: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Bill Mason wrote:
> 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.

Actually this was my point.  That the alt tag and subsequently the title, was 
the only place to record  metadata and maybe this could be something HTML5 

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 00:14:09 UTC

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