[whatwg] many messages regarding image captions

Jeff Seager Jeff.Seager at wvdrs.org
Tue Nov 28 12:56:16 PST 2006

Geez, Ian! You digested all of that rather well, and I think what you
offer is very sensible. Thanks for your hard work! In response to a
couple of your questions to all:

>> > http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,,1806799,00.html
>> ...suggests we may want to have multiple <legend> elements per
>> to allow for a caption and photo credit to be given. What do people
>> Would some other way of inline giving photo credit metadata be

For practical and semantic reasons, photo credit metadata ought to
follow the image itself as closely as possible. Copyright laws require
artists to "affix" the notice (including the creator's name) to the
protected work; not that copyright protection is our concern, but it's
an example of practical and essential usage.

I think the artist's name and copyright notice are worthy "advisory
information" to be included in the TITLE attribute of <img>, <embed>, or
<object>, and this has been possible for some time. Attribution -- with
or without a copyright advisory -- could be styled optionally as part of
the <legend>, but I don't think it warrants another instance of <legend>
for the same image or object.

Jeff Seager
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services

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