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Re: Timed tracks

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 22:23:19 -0700
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <5B6822C9-EB6B-4AE7-BC09-ACC739F07F96@apple.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

On Apr 22, 2010, at 10:20 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 10:04 PM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>  
> wrote:
>> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>> On 4/23/10 12:25 AM, John Foliot wrote:
>>>> As well, from experience this type of post-production is often  
>>>> outside the
>>>> capacity of smaller and non-professional video producers, which  
>>>> raises the
>>>> bar of entry.
>>>
>>> Honestly, I'm quite happy with a high bar of entry to what Sean was
>>> saying he wants to do!  I just wish people didn't want to do it to
>>> start with.
>>
>> No, I want anyone to be able to easily create and caption videos with
>> minimal effort - raising the bar simply reduces the output. I'm happy
>> (excited!) that people want to do it right away.
>
> You're misunderstanding exactly what Boris is referring to when he
> talks about what Sean is wanting to do.
>
> Sean wants to set up a barrier between captions and the page, so that
> the video/caption author's intent can't be "subverted" by the page
> author.  Two different authors in question here.
>
> Boris is happy for it to be hard for the video author to set up such a
> barrier, as it's unnecessary and reduces the page author's ability to
> innovate for little reason.  I think we can safely assume that he
> wants a low barrier of entry for captioning itself.  ^_^

We probably do need the barrier in the cross-origin case, at least by  
default. (I could imagine letting servers expose their captions cross- 
origin through something like CORS).

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 23 April 2010 05:23:53 UTC

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