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Re: [ACTION] Please feedback to group

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:36:42 -0800
Cc: public-media-annotation@w3.org
Message-Id: <8AE395F3-6B8F-4D5D-ADD1-AB40271A6C36@apple.com>
To: Soohong Daniel Park <soohong.park@samsung.com>
Well, I can start by doing this one:

184 "Explain the link, difference or relation of our work with the Media Queries"

I don't think there is any.  Media Queries are a feature of CSS <http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/>.  They allow CSS to be sensitive to the nature and capability of the output device or viewer.  I have recently proposed that we use that to be sensitive also to the presentational needs of the viewer (e.g. needing captions). 

In a *related* subject, I also proposed that multimedia could be sensitive to the same user needs, and adapt to it if possible.  For example, one could imagine a video file that had two audio tracks:
* normal audio, labelled "turn off if user needs audio description of video"
* audio description of video, labelled "turn on if user needs audio description of video"

If the media annotation work allows enquiring "what adaptability does this file have" it could answer "sensitive to a need for audio description of video", and if there are track iterators, then it could also answer the settings for each track.

But note that though this uses the same user preferences, it doesn't use media queries as such.

On Nov 17, 2009, at 6:11 , Soohong Daniel Park wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> Give the action to me in minutes”
> http://www.w3.org/2009/11/17-mediaann-minutes.html
> I would ask you to update your ACTION status.
> 135, 149, 163, 171, 184
> http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Annotations/track/actions/open
> Please do let me know the status of those items.
> Daniel

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:37:27 UTC

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