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Re: Issue 142: Video Poster (or, what's in a name?)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:13:59 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20110106151314.M1439@hicom.net>
my 2 cents (U.S.) on the "poster" controversy

perhaps the biggest problem with "poster" is the attribute's name,, 
"poster" -- if it is not meant to be viewed/rendered, why, then, 
call it a "poster" -- seems that the semantic problem is strictly 
with HTML5 and its inappropriate use of the word "poster" which 
has caused us to loose valuable cycles debating over an error in 
the HTML5 spec itself -- if it isn't meant for human consumption
and not meant to be rendered to a user, then it isn't really a 
"poster" and a more adequate attribute name needs to be used, 
instead of "poster"

gregory.
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             Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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