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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 
addresses.

Marghanita
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Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 00:14:09 GMT

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