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[Bug 12964] <video>: Declarative linking of full-text transcripts to video and audio elements

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Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:49:29 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-08-11 21:49:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
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> Status: Did Not Understand Request
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: How do we know this won't suffer the same fate as summary="",
> longdesc="", cite="", etc?

A fair enough question and also the most important issue to worry about with
this. I think it does need to be part of the visual presentation and I think
the controls are the right place - in addition to the context menu. I can
imagine either a special button, but with tight real estate in controls, it
could also be in a menu.

Since this can be the ultimate fallback for when no video is shown,
HTML5-conformant text-only browsers could also display the link to the
transcript in place of the video/audio element, making it useful beyond just
accessibility.

I'm curious what browser developers think about it. Would they (in particular
their video controls designers) implement it? Could somebody come up with a
nicely designed video control that includes such a button to show that it can
be done without cluttering the UI?

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