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Requesting Spec Text Additions

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:27:45 -0400
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100927222745.GK2177@sonata.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

This request is being sent on behalf of the HTML-A11Y Task Force's Media
Subteam.

Some time ago we requested removal of certain media related sections
from W3C's HTML 5 specification documents because a specific technology
solution was being introduced, whereas it was the Subteam's strong
viewpoint that this was premature and counter-productive. We are now at
the point where we would like this text returned to our W3C documents,
however, still without any admixture of specific technology solutions.

The Subteam notes that two of these three sections were first drafted in
W3C space, but have been improved in key respects by the WHAT-WG. We
believe it would be fairly straight forward to return two of the three
sections we need without the technology specific language. The third
section we need will, in our view, require a bit more effort to
introduce in a technology neutral manner.

Mindful that heartbeat releases of HTML 5 specification documentsare
imminent, we request your guidance on how to proceed.

Shall we request the Editor make these modifications and introduce these
sections into W3C documents without the technology specific language?
Before or after the heartbeat publication? We'd prefer before so that we
can begin work on these right away. However, some short delay would not
slow us down drastically. We understand there are competing priorities
here.

Or, should we undertake first redrafting these sections to remove the
technology specific references ourselves?

The three sections we would like added to our W3C documents are:

ITEM 1. The <track> element
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#the-t rack-element

ITEM 2. The Timed Text spec
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#timed -tracks

ITEM 3. The rendering rules
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/rendering.html#t imed-tracks-0

Further specificity regarding this request can be found at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Sep/051 8.html

Thank you for your guidance.

Janina

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