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[whatwg] <img> as thumbnails

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 08:21:29 -0700
Message-ID: <84ce626f0705300821m294d43a9i5aa8ebb958162f2@mail.gmail.com>

I'd like to suggest the addition of another attribute to <img>.  This
would be useful in cases where the <img> element is used as a

The new attribute is like the "cite" attribute on the <q> element.

I suggest we add an optional "cite" attribute to the <img> element
too, for when an <img> element is used as a thumbnail.  So for

  <img src="..." alt="..." cite="http://example.com/video" >

The rational is the be able to specify the source from which the
thumbnail was made. (To be able to specify the source image or video
from which the thumbnail was created.)

And to be able to conceptual link together loosely coupled thumbnails
together.  (To be able to say... all these thumbnails are from the
same source.)

Use agents could let users get to the URL in the "cite" attribute of
the <img> element by right clicking on the thumbnail, or something
like that.

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

    developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 08:21:29 UTC

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