Re: fear of "invisible metadata"

At 10:58 -0500 UTC, on 2007-06-25, Dan Connolly wrote:


> (b) I happened to peek at this message, but I stopped reading this
> thread a long time ago. Are we still talking about fear
> of "invisible metadata"?

Yes. It has evolved to some more specific things, like discussion of the
(im)possibility of <pic scr=>textual alternative</pic> to take over <img
alt=>, but in my mind it naturally evolved from what the Subject says and
still relates to that: the argument that invisible metadata is difficult to
author; that if HTML5 can make it easier to author, that would be worth an
effort. Similarly, the idea that alt, title, longdesc, etc. are even to be
considered "invisible" metadata, and therefore to be kept, removed or
replaced, is still being discussed.

> If there's anything substantive left
> to this thread, I strongly recommend starting over in a new thread.

{frown} Seriously?

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <>

Received on Monday, 25 June 2007 18:24:49 UTC