[uf-discuss] Need a figure markup

Greg Elin greg at fotonotes.net
Sun Oct 30 10:07:35 PST 2005


Thanks for these terrific links.

Greg Elin

On Oct 30, 2005, at 10:30 AM, Scott Reynen wrote:

> Greg Elin wrote:
>> We have no HTML tags for rendering EXIF metadata and as a result  
>> presenting or creating behaviors around EXIF data.
> Here are some examples of people rendering EXIF data in HTML:
> http://www.flickr.com/services/api/flickr.photos.getExif.html
> (XML via API, and bits as HTML on any individual photo page)
> http://public.phanfare.com/album/628
> (click on "Details")
> http://www.pixagogo.com/Photos/Albums/Photo.aspx? 
> id=S4WqQKxL1gZLUgZdxrNDQWt0mqfT5dYGKzjgyy3-5HUQg9S0DYMCcCcg__
> (click on "Info")
> http://tinfoilproject.com/
> (click on "More on this photo")
> There is certainly room for standardization, but the existing data  
> to be standardized is mostly EXIF data, so that would seem the  
> logical place to start.  But if the only advantage of that is to  
> make the data machine-readable, why not use EXIF itself, which is  
> already machine-readable?
>> As I have discussed in other situations (and a large motivation  
>> behind my work with FotoNotes) is that EXIF metadata tends to  
>> focus on the visual artifact that is a photograph (the pixel  
>> space), with a dirth of parameters to describe the stories  
>> embedded in a photo (the information space).
> Descriptive information can go into EXIF's "ImageDescription" tag.   
> Also, keyword, title, etc.  I can't think of any information that  
> could not go into EXIF.
>> It is a great loss that browsers have the power to crack open the  
>> JPEG file and uncompress binary data to display data but entirely  
>> ignores embedded metadata text like EXIF.
> Not entirely true:
> http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/fxif/
> Peace,
> Scott
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