[webkit-dev] "Show EXIF info" in context menu

Kevin Broderick webkit at kevinbroderick.com
Sat May 20 18:34:25 PDT 2006

On 20 May 2006, at 9:28 PM, Timothy Hatcher wrote:

> This was never a feature of WebKit. It sounds like you have  
> SafariStand installed, a unsupported third-party extension that  
> adds this feature to Safari. The reason it stopped working is that  
> we recently changed how WebKit loads standalone images and text. So  
> extensions like this will break if they depend on internal  
> implementation details.
> http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8921

I do indeed have SafariStand installed, and I hadn't realized that it  
was a Stand feature and not a WebKit one.


> On May 20, 2006, at 6:15 PM, Kevin Broderick wrote:
>> Earlier versions of WebKit offered the ability to view EXIF info  
>> for embedded images if one opened the image in its own window or  
>> tab and then opened a context menu (i.e. right-clicked it).   
>> Current ToT does not, and this functionality appears to have  
>> disappeared somewhere between r14382 (which has 'Show EXIF data'  
>> as a context menu option) and r14434 (which does not).  I know  
>> that there has been some changing of how images are handled when  
>> they are viewed alone in a window or tab, and I'm guessing this is  
>> related.  For what it's worth, as a photo nerd, I rather liked the  
>> ability to do this without having to drag the image to Photoshop.
>> So:
>> a) any chance this functionality is coming back?
>> b) could it, perchance, work on *any* image, not just one opened  
>> in its own window or tab?  (this would be nice)
>> c) should I file an entry in Bugzilla, and does this count as a  
>> regression?  (it appears to be a feature removal, and I don't know  
>> if it was an unsupported feature and thus doesn't count, or if it  
>> might be intentional)
>> Thanks,
>> Kevin Broderick
>> webkit at kevinbroderick.com
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