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Re: EXIF metadata

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 03:58:24 +0200
Message-ID: <48B60640.6010400@malform.no>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt 2008-08-28 03.13:

> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Lachlan Hunt 2008-08-28 01.48:


>> Do you mean to say that user agents should, without doubt, offer the EXIF
>> information?
> 
> No, I didn't mean to say that.  Whether or not UAs should provide direct 
> access to the info is a separate issue, unrelated to HTML5.  I only 
> raised it as one possible alternative solution to addressing this issue, 
> instead of providing a DOM API.  But whatever the right solution, it is 
> dependent on getting clear use cases and problem statements from those 
> requesting the feature.

I do think that it is formally unrelated to HTML 5 unless a DOM 
API is involved. Yesterday we discussed the <video> attribute, 
when the possiliy rich accessibility features of the video itself 
was used as an argument for saying that "the video itself is 
enough - no further fallback is needed".

Hence, it seems valid to also include the accessibilitiy one can 
"fetch" from the photo itself when discussing the requirements of 
@alt text and so on and so forth.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 01:59:10 UTC

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