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Re: SVG title when used via HTML img

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:51:28 -0700
Message-Id: <A8E4DE2F-98B5-4D27-A6CC-661CE3FF398D@jumis.com>
Cc: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
To: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>




On Oct 28, 2011, at 10:03 AM, "Erik Dahlstrom" <ed@opera.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:55:04 -0700, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com> wrote:
> 
>> I'm not sure which group to bring this issue to:
>> 
>> Proposal:
>> <img src="myimage.svg" />
>> would pick up the title in the SVG file and use it as though title were set on the image tag.
>> 
>> It works for <iframe src="myimage.svg"> and for inline SVG. But with <img src>, no luck.
>> 
>> Also,
>> <img src="myimage.svg" longdesc="myimage.svg" /> seems a little redundant.
>> 
>> SVG has <title> and <description>, but the <img> tag wasn't designed with those in mind.
>> None of the targets <img> previously supported contained reasonably useful title/description content.
>> 
>> Ideas anyone?
>> 
>> Google's SVG viewer also seems to suffer, it does not show the <title> of the image.
>> 
>> All viewers understand that <img> means static SVG content, no scripts, limited references, and so forth. But it seems that most of them neglect to process title. Am I doing something wrong there?
> 
> They don't neglect it, it's just that all interactivity inside the svg file is disabled, it's as if the svg was a raster image.
> 
> What you're proposing seems similar to asking for EXIF data to be used as title.
> 

Yes, it's similar. It's just that SVG is explicitly intended for the semantic whereas EXIF is a more general mechanism.

I am not asking that this be applied to other formats-- just that it be explored for SVG.
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