[uf-discuss] using rel to point to remote meta-data resource
for a url identified resource
bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 17 12:25:42 PST 2008
Jason Karns wrote:
> You might also consider using the longdesc attribute of the img tag.
> This attribute takes a URI which points to a resource containing the
> long description of an image. You might consider putting any metadata
> about the image in this longdesc resource along with the long
> description itself.
Note that's only appropriate if "metadata" includes some sort of long
alternative to/description of the image. Otherwise it's not a long
description. Wikipedia misuses LONGDESC to point to mere metadata (e.g.
date, file type, licencing information) and this is an example of
The more microformat-y way of doing things is to put the metadata on the
image page itself:
There's a proposed "figure" microformat that this may be feedback for:
It already has items for certain sorts of metadata.
What sort of metadata are you proposing to reference?
What actual problem are you trying to solve?
See microformats process:
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