[whatwg] img copyright attribute

timeless timeless at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 06:06:55 PST 2010

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 4:53 AM, will surgent <willeom at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be nice if there was a copyright attribute for the HTML 5 img tag.
> This would make it easy for users and search engines to filter out images
> that can not be used for certain purposes.

external metadata on copyright is a disaster. it gets lost immediately.

GIF and friends have supported embedding (c) into images for decades.

As google is fully capable of caching images (and obviously does so),
I question how adding a tag to html will solve a problem which is
already solved by the native image formats themselves.

For lack of a more useful reference about comment fields, i'll just
point to one application which is aware of them (although at the time
of the posting it only supported them for certain image types):

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