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Re: @transcript=URL attribute proposal for issue 194

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:10:34 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2nw0L15NAMJvLrEmZsu+PUWXr7MtgGPK8OyZf=Rbs3z3g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Edward O'Connor (ted@oconnor.cx)" <ted@oconnor.cx>
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Silvia , thanks for the prompt response.
> adding ted into mix.
> On 15 November 2012 00:14, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> I am actually disappointed that there was never a decision made on issue
>> 194 in the HTML WG. We still have two competing proposals that are almost
>> identical and for which we haven't had feedback from all browsers. I am
>> hesitant to write an extension spec without more input from other potential
>> implementers on which way forward they prefer on this.
> Is there a possibility that we (interested parties) can work together to
> merge the 2 proposals? and/or reach out to implementers for feedback?
> which implementers do we need to get feedback from?

IIUC Opera, Mozilla, IE haven't said anything about the need for
@transcript and which of the two proposals they would prefer.

> I am, however, considering to write an extension spec on something
>> orthogonal that came up in the process of discussing the @transcript
>> attribute: a <transcript> element in which time-aligned interactive
>> transcripts could be displayed by the browser. I am keen to see that
>> implemented and experimented with for HTML5.1.
> Is there anything the taskforce can do to kelp you along with this?

I think we had quite a valuable discussion about the needs already and I
have some example sites that use it, so I was going to make a first draft
based on those. It's mostly a matter of making the time to do it.

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