[uf-discuss] Media Metadata, Specifically Video Thumbnails

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Aug 16 14:59:17 PDT 2006

On 8/16/06 2:46 PM, "Steve Williams" <sbw at digg.com> wrote:

> At 02:34 PM 8/16/2006, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>> It has been suggested that using class-thumbnail on the <img> element
>> would work for making thumbnails.

Charles do you have a reference for who has done the suggesting and when?
("It has been suggested...")

> I was hoping that'd be the answer.  Nice and simple.

It's a good experiment to try.

Overall there is no media-info microformat yet.

Which means at the moment, we're at the point where we need more research
and experimentation with simply using semantic XHTML and class names.

> Would it be considered bad form to recommend that to sites in
> isolation, without referring to a Microformats proposal or
> specification, much less an XMDP link in the head element?

It's important to be clear that there currently is no microformat for this.

I would recommend:

1. Use valid semantic XHTML.
2. Use semantic class names for the various elements in your design.

> I don't want to do something that might influence a bunch of sites if
> it would hurt the Microformats effort.

As long you are clear about there not being a microformat, such
experimentation will be good for gaining a better understanding and
practical experience about media-info.



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