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Re: A new proposal for how to deal with text track cues

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:14:35 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2m0VR1LsxeED+JH1+Ri9FoxZsC6jaJxpfRhxRT7tTt9+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > What is clear to me is that the current design was strongly influenced
>> > by
>> > the (arguably) premature conclusion that WebVTT could or should be
>> > developed
>> > and promoted as a singular timed text content format. Such decisions
>> > were
>> > clearly taken without general agreement among timed text authors and the
>> > existing commercial content community, and without agreement within the
>> > W3C
>> > itself. So saying that "we" made this decision and so forth is rather
>> > presumptuous.
>> The design of the Text Track API and WebVTT had people involved from
>> all corners of the caption universe, so this is the outcome of work of
>> multiple people. If you don't feel you should be included in that
>> "we", you are free to interpret it as "they".
> I am not talking about myself in particular. Do you have a reference to
> relevant liaisons with the TTWG on the design of the Text Track API, and
> whether it meets the needs of TTML? No? That's probably because AFAICT no
> attempt was made to liaison with the one W3C WG that had deep expertise in
> this area and would clearly have interoperability requirements. Rather odd,
> isn't it... Please correct my impression if I am wrong.

Several members of the TTWG are active in the HTML WG. There was input
made during the design process of the text track API. For example, I
vividly remember lengthy discussions with Sean. Also, the TTWG was not
active during the time that the text track API was developed - that
may be the reason why the TTWG members that are active on this list
did not forward the discussions to the TTWG and asked for direct
input. It is not too late to provide input now.

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