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Re: Video Poster image (was RE: DRAFT analysis of fallback mechanisms for embedded content ACTION-66)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:27:52 -0600
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-Id: <A21B5F8A-89D6-479F-9721-9564C6C98372@apple.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
I agree, a poster IS the video.  we should not encourage bad practices by pretending/allowing otherwise.

I have three questions about annotating audio/video resources:
     can I 
        (a) provide a short "alt" text? for video 
        (b) provide a long description?  
        (c) link to a transcript?

These seem to be more important, to me, than worrying about whether the poster is semantically different from the video.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 8 December 2010 15:28:27 UTC

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