File origin metadata

Claes at work claesatwork at
Thu Jun 29 11:05:36 EEST 2006

On 6/29/06, Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc at> wrote:
> yes that stuff is called contextual metadata and is being integrated
> into Tracker(1). It does not relate to just "origin" as such because
> there are other contextual links like attaching a file to an email (IE
> the opposite of what you suggested above) or embedding an image file in
> a document.
> I have not thought of exposing them as metadata attributes yet but
> "File.Origin" sounds plausible. ("File.Attachments" might be another)
> (1)

Yesterday I did some Google research to what extended attributes are
in current use (the list was surprisingly short). I will write this up
on the wiki later, together with new suggestions.


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