Re: [html4all] New issue: IMG section -- metadata embedded in image?

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:18 PM, David Dailey <> wrote:
>  PNG format, for one example, and SVG for another, both allow the embedding
> of metadata into the image itself. Suppose we rewarded the creators of such
> images with built-in metadata, by requiring browsers to access that data
> directly thereby providing a handy and perhaps more explanatory provenience
> and semantics than the web author (who may well not know too much about the
> image's history, shutter speed, IP legacy and meaning). Perhaps this has
> been proposed already, but it would reduce a bit of the reliance upon the
> cursory alt explanations often provided by HTML authors if the images
> themselves came with built-in explanations.

Interesting, but the metadata can't be updated in an HTML editor, and
could not fit the context, if I use for example an image from a
bank-image, or as decoration (alt="").

Olivier G.

Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 11:33:04 UTC