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Re: The alt="" attribute

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:50:33 +0200
Message-ID: <48B5DA39.7080704@malform.no>
To: public-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt 2008-08-27 23.43:

> T.V Raman wrote:
>> * Digital cameras produce EXIF metadata automatically.
>> 
>> It would be advantageous to add a _img.getEXIFData()_ method
>> that returns a JSON dictionary containing the EXIF data found
>> at the value of attribute _src_.
> 
> Why?  What are the use cases for accessing this information?
> [...]


The EXIF data contains amongst other things the time and date the
picture was taken. Even if Raman cannot see the motif of the image
he took, he probably very often know at what time and date he took
the picture, and can thus know what the photo is supposed to be. 
He could probably make use of that info when communicating about 
the image with others as well. And, in general, time and date is 
useful information for photos for everyone.

The other info that EXIF provides, such as the camera used and so 
on, might not be very interesting (unless the photographer had 
several cameras etc etc). But nonetheless, I notic at 
my.opera.com, you provide EXIF info side by side of each photo.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 22:51:19 GMT

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