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Re: Change Proposals toward Issue-9: "how accessibility works for <video> is unclear"

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:21:33 +1000
Message-ID: <o2i2c0e02831004112321q8ff78acbo33a455b7c6a107e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> The choice of @name is on purpose to avoid clashing with @title,
>
> That is a fine reason but @name is already used in other markup for embedded
> content. Existing use of @name seems more associated with and used more like
> @id since it seems to be moving towards associating with some sort of
> context identification. Anyway, I would say that @name is already taken for
> I would consider a different purpose.

What other markup are you referring to that is already using @name?
@name is not a global attribute like @id or @title (see
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/elements.html#global-attributes).
It has a different meaning with every element. So, it is perfectly
fine to use it here IMO.


>> Here, we chose @name to expose a given identifier for a track inside
>> multitrack media files or provide an identifier for external tracks.
>
> For "inside" tracks this might be a simple string; Is @trackname taken?
> probably "external" track (s?) might be a uri? so should have its own
> attribute?
>
> In fact, why not include the @name attr in <video> and <audio> since @name
> in other elements is associated with access by host DOM scripts?

@trackname is possible, but I don't follow why @name should be a problem.


>> Consistency across the API made us chose this attribute name also for the
>> <track> element.
>
> Sorry if this is a late comment, but please let's look for consistency
> across the api for all elements, especially, in this case, other embedded
> elements

The consistency that I am talking about is a consistency within the
same element. I think that goes over consistency across different
elements, even if they are elements of the same class. I have not seen
a requirement anywhere for reusing attribute names across elements
other than the global attributes linked to above.

Regards,
Silvia.
Received on Monday, 12 April 2010 06:22:26 UTC

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