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RE: Proposed extension to HTML5.1 for rollup captions

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:22:22 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AB5704B0EEC35B4691114DC04366B37F202C5F58@TK5EX14MBXC295.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
I am certainly not knowledgeable about what happened in the TextTracks CG.  But Silivia's original email seemed to imply that the feature was a product of the TextTracks CG:

>In the TextTracks Community Group we have analysed how to introduce rollup captions using WebVTT and the HTML <track> element.
>11 different proposals were analysed: http://www.w3.org/community/texttracks/wiki/RollupCaptions .
>One proposals was picked and developed further: http://www.w3.org/community/texttracks/wiki/MultiCueBox

If this is the case then why cannot the CG could do a Final Specification Agreement on just this proposal?

I certainly agree that there is no relationship to this matter and a WebVTT FSA.


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From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:19 AM
To: Paul Cotton
Cc: David Singer; Silvia Pfeiffer; public-html
Subject: Re: Proposed extension to HTML5.1 for rollup captions

On Mar 5, 2013, at 3:37 PM, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com<mailto:Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>> wrote:

> These seem to be settling nicely, so once the editor transition is over, indeed an FSA is indicated.

Then I suggest we wait for the Final Specification Agreement to be done BEFORE we take up this discussion in the HTML WG.  That is how I believe the CG to WG transition process is supposed to work.

The proposal Silvia is making is not part of the WebVTT specification or contained in any Text Tracks Community Group spec. It's just a proposal for a change to the HTML TextTrack API, that would work with a separate proposed WebVTT feature. So I don't think there is any need to gate Silvia's HTML proposal on an FSA for WebVTT.

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