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Re: Media--Technical Implications of Our User Requirements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 06:07:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1007200606000.24444@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 19 Jul 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 
> > But youtube, for example, does have annotations with hyperlinks in 
> > them. They're not captions, but they're still timed text content that 
> > contain hyperlinks.
> 
> Do we need YouTube-style annotation to be a built-in feature of the 
> <video> element? Or would it be sufficient to make the <video> element 
> capable enough that YouTube or other sites could build similar features 
> themselves out of the primitives provided

Indeed it seems unlikely that YouTube would want to use a built-in 
feature for the presentational aspects of this, since doing so would limit 
what they could do in the future to whatever we supported in the spec. 
This is the kind of things for which I think it would make more sense to 
provide hooks to allow Web page authors to do whatever they want with the 
<video> timing model merely being used as infrastructure.

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