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Re: MetaData SVG

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:39:03 +0100
Message-ID: <232144003.20070227183903@w3.org>
To: Thibaud Elziere <thibaud@fotolia.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Monday, February 26, 2007, 3:49:16 PM, Thibaud wrote:

TE> Hello Everybody,

TE> Fotolia (www.fotolia.com) will soon announce the launch of a vector 
TE> bank. The specificity of this vector bank is that only SVG format will
TE> be accepted.

Interesting.

TE>  We already accept images (JPG) and we use IPTC metadata to
TE> embed information within images (title, keywords etc). We are looking 
TE> for the best way to do the same with SVG. Which data structure do you 
TE> think will be the best for SVG format ?

Use exactly the same IPTC metadata
http://www.iptc.org/IPTC4XMP/
so that a search does not need to care whether the media are JPG or
SVG.

Place it inside an svg metadata element.
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/metadata.html#MetadataElement

see also http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/metadata.html
for more background.

Note that as long as the content is well formed, nothing needs to be
done to 'hide' the metadata. In particular you don't need to comment
it out or escape it.


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 17:38:57 GMT

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