[Clipart] Metadata

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Jun 22 10:15:27 PDT 2004

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> >>There probably should be a note on the upload page explaining this,
> Either there, or on the File & Style Guidelines page.  Or both.
> >>or maybe I'll look into writing up a QAD upload-page script that
> >>lets the user specify metadata and uses the module to add it on
> >>the fly, which might be more convenient.
> > 
> > Definitely, this would be a great thing to add.  If there are extra
> > hooks needed in SVG::Metadata to make this easier, let me know, as I
> > plan to continue expanding on it as we go.
> One thing that would add convenience would be if I could have
> it parse straight from a scalar (taken from form input), rather
> than from a file.  If there's a way to do this, I don't see it
> documented in the POD.  I'd like to take the SVG from an XHTML
> file input, metadata from other form inputs, use SVG::Metadata to
> add those metadata to the SVG en situ, do some minimal validation
> (e.g., make sure the mandatory metadata fields are all specified)
> and then only write the finished product to an actual file.  I
> can work around this with a temporary file, though, if necessary.

Easy enough to add; I'll put it on the todo list and try to get to it in
the very near future.

> > Btw, what is 'QAD'?
> Quick & Dirty, meaning something I can throw together in a few
> minutes, and it'll basically work, but without a lot of frills.
> It can be improved on later.  I will of course make sure it's at
> least taint-clean.  Minimally, someone will at least have to
> change a couple of variables at the top to account for things
> like what directory the files should be stored in on the server.

Ahh, gotcha, yes that's the same approach I use:  Get something that
does some piece of the job in some crude fashion asap, then as time
permits, refactor it into a more proper form.  


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