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[Bug 10941] Media elements need control-independent "pause" for presenting lengthy descriptions/captions

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Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:48:25 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10941

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |REMIND
  Status Whiteboard|                            |suggested fix in comment 7

--- Comment #13 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-10-14 06:48:24 UTC ---
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: none yet
Rationale:

Without actual implementation experience, it's hard to know if the suggestion
in comment 7 would actually solve the problem.

I agree that we will need to address this. My recommendation would be to have
implementations of audio descriptions experiment with this to find what the
best user experience is. Once we have a clear solution, then we can update the
specification accordingly.

We don't want to specify something prematurely, because doing so would risk
disenfranchising the very people we are trying to help, by requiring suboptimal
behaviour.

I've marked this REMIND so that I can check on it regularly to see if any
real-world experience has been obtained. Feel free to reopen this if a browser
vendor implements <video> with audio descriptions and has found a solution to
this problem (either now or in the future).

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