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Re: transcript="" proposal (ACTION-211 for ISSUE-194)

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:18:02 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2nKMSnAPxwOrm5cNPzNotzM7DiEfgXj1H=gysWz5rnaQg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:13 AM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> You wrote:
>
>> Does this mean you are withdrawing your support for the ISSUE-194
>> proposal at http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ISSUE-194/NoChange ?
>
> It does not. I still don't think we should be trying to do this in the
> HTML5 timeframe. But, if we *do* decide to address this problem now, I
> much prefer the mechanism described in my ISSUE-194-2B proposal over the
> TranscriptElement proposal.
>
> I hope this clears things up!

I would actually agree with Ted - I'd prefer we take our time to come
up with a proper solution to the transcript problem rather than
rushing it. Further implementation experience would definitely help.

We've also seen feedback on the <transcript> element proposal still
coming in and there are further discussions and changes necessary. I
particularly want to look at the possibility of adding the transcript
list to the Media Controller (through @mediagroup) rather than a
@transcript attribute.

Further, neither Ted's nor the new proposal specifies what to do with
a list of transcripts rendered in the video controls - what happens
when a user clicks on it: does the browser just scroll to the page
offset that the @transcript points to? Does it follow any links if
there are links? Ted: do you have any thoughts on that?

Where I disagree with Ted and Eric is that I think we need to solve
all transcript issues in one go: we can't ignore interactive
transcripts which are really important for blind users' interaction
with video.

Also, I would like to see the introduction of  a solution for
transcripts that works for video/audio that is provided through a
plugin (<embed>) or a link (<a>) as well as through a media element
(<video>/<audio>).

HTH.

Regards,
Silvia.
Received on Friday, 1 June 2012 01:18:52 UTC

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