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Re: timing model of the media resource in HTML5

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 15:38:21 +0100
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "HTML Accessibility Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u33z94utsr6mfa@worf>
On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:24:51 +0100, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>  
wrote:
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> Comments?
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Thanks for all the feedback on the <overlay> idea. I've expanded somewhat  
on it at <http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Video_Overlay>. (I used the WHATWG  
wiki because it exists and also I like MediaWiki.)

I think one of the most difficult problems in this and other proposals  
(e.g. Silvia's <itext>, from which I've stolen many ideas) is the  
algorithm for selecting a caption/subtitle resource from many candidates.  
I'm quite skeptical towards automatic language selection because of the  
failure of the UA language setting reflected in Accept-Language. I  
actually think that having sites allow the user to set a preference cookie  
for language and possible accessibility needs is much more likely to be  
successful.

-- 
Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Saturday, 28 November 2009 14:38:59 GMT

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