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[Bug 13359] <track> A way is needed to identify the type of data in a track element

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--- Comment #43 from Bob Lund <b.lund@cablelabs.com> 2012-02-02 00:16:05 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #42)
> FWIW: I also don't think we need yet another mechanism to represent Ogg's role
> values in <track> - that's what @kind was created for. 

Ogg defines 10 text track, 3 video track and 7 audio track Role values. The
current HTML5 spec enumerates 5 text track kinds and 6 audio/video kinds. So
all of Ogg's roles can't be mapped to @kind. If the definition of @kind was
expanded so it could take on the value of Role in Ogg (and designated fields in
other media formats) then that would work.

> As for what is in Ogg's
> name - this was what <track>'s @label attribute was created for. Ogg has no
> means to specify what type of metadata is in a track other than giving it in
> the "name" field. So, from Ogg's POV there is nothing that we need extra.
> Why can't MPEG also just throw all its extra information about codecs and
> metadata types etc into the @label attribute?

This is possible, although the current language spec says the label is human
readable, which wouldn't be the case for MPEG metadata.

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