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Re: Agenda Item for next F2F - Reverting changes to TextTrackCue in master branch

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:48:30 +0200
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, "Glenn Adams" <glenn@skynav.com>
Message-ID: <op.wv4324paidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:18:50 +0200, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> Dear Chairs,
>
> It is requested that you add to the agenda for the next F2F an item to
> discuss reverting the change sets cited below [1][2], as announced in  
> [3].
> While Cox supports the process of separating VTT specific APIs from the
> more generic TextTrackCue API, we oppose certain changes that introduce
> backward compatibilities, including:
>
> (1) the removal of the TextTrackCue constructor;

The previous TextTrackCue constructor was actually WebVTT-specific (it set  
all the WebVTT properties and "text" was parsed using WebVTT parsing  
rules).

> (2) the removal of the text attribute;
> (3) the removal of the getCueAsHTML() operation;
>
> We note that these members are in active use by the industry and that  
> this
> change creates an unacceptable backwards incompatibility that has not  
> been
> adequately considered by the HTML WG.
>
> If there is a desire to make such a change, we suggest that a Bug be  
> filed
> by the proponents along with a Change Proposal that lays out the case for
> such a change. If and when such a CP appears, we will be happy to  
> provide a
> Zero Change Proposal counter-proposal to such a change.
>
> Regards,
> Glenn Adams (for CoxCom)
>
> [1]
> https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/586ae3996fdce5d9f71cbe57a08759fce7b26d8f
> [2] https://github.com/w3c/html/bdae138d123ddb73586eb8d7f39761ec93e3aa28
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Apr/0027.html


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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 26 April 2013 08:49:16 UTC

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