[uf-discuss] Media Metadata, Specifically Video Thumbnails

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Wed Aug 16 15:00:18 PDT 2006

On Aug 16, 2006, at 4:46 PM, Steve Williams 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.
> I was hoping that'd be the answer.  Nice and simple.
> 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?
> I don't want to do something that might influence a bunch of sites  
> if it would hurt the Microformats effort.

Much the opposite, microformats are based on real world publishing  
experience, so if you can provide such experience, that would be  
helpful in moving a microformat forward.

But I don't see how class="thumbnail" would work for you because the  
thumbnail isn't going to exist on the submitted URL.  I'd think you'd  
need something more like <link rel="thumbnail">, because you're  
referencing data that's related to the current document, not within  
the current document.


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