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Standardized image locations for external linkage

By Jeff Boes
September 3, 2008

Here’s an interesting thought: https://boingboing.net/2008/09/01/publishers-should-al.html

Nutshell summary: publishers should put cover images of books into a standard, predictable location (like http://www.acmebooks.com/covers/{ISBN}.jpg).

This could be extended for almost any e-commerce site where the product image might be useful for reviews, links, etc.

At very least, with Interchange action maps, a site could capture external references to such image requests for further study. (E.g., internally you might reference a product image as [image src=“images/products/current{SKU}"], but externally as “/products/{SKU}.jpg”; the actionmap wouldn’t be used for the site, but only for other sites linking to your images.)



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