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Re: Systematic access to media/plugin metadata

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:11:12 +0300
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <1302678672.2569.147.camel@shuttle>
On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 10:50 +0200, Danny Ayers wrote:
> - looking for a hotel, a browser on a mobile device could use the geo
> coords stored in the Exif of a photo to direct the user to the actual
> location of the photo
> - looking at a set of conference photos, the browser could alert the
> user: "hey, that's your friend in the photo!"

These use cases would require the browser to be able to extract the
location or person metadata and to have UI for directing the user to the
location of the photo or to alert the users about the people in the

Neither use case (as stated) requires exposing this information to
author-supplied JavaScript programs through an API.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 07:11:42 UTC

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