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[Bug 13961] New: I'm concerned there doesn't seem to be an elegant simple way to provide closed captions for the <video> tag. YouTube does this quite well(albiet in another technology), just upload the SMIL or whatever captioning text file and link it to the video. I thi

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Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:46:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13961

           Summary: I'm concerned there doesn't seem to be an elegant
                    simple way to provide closed captions for the <video>
                    tag.  YouTube does this quite well(albiet in another
                    technology), just upload the SMIL or whatever
                    captioning text file and link it to the video. I thi
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
I'm concerned there doesn't seem to be an elegant simple way to provide closed
captions for the <video> tag. 

YouTube does this quite well(albiet in another technology), just upload the
SMIL or whatever captioning text file and link it to the video.

I think there needs to be a simle way to do this in HTML5 something like this:


<video src="ex-b.mov" captions="ex-b_captions.txt"></video>

The captions file would have the timing in a standard format.

I'm on the WCAG 2 committee and we made our requirement for captioning 1.2.2
with the idea that Cpation technology was going to become simple to
implement... right now it's too hard in HTML 5

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