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Re: RE : Metadata access

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:36:07 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTimJ9Kx5aLr=G7vfwR3Op_RedvgAuw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Evain, Jean-Pierre" <evain@ebu.ch>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Florian Stegmaier <stegmai@dimis.fim.uni-passau.de>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Joakim Söderberg <joakim.soderberg@ericsson.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-media-annotation@w3.org" <public-media-annotation@w3.org>, "lrosenth@adobe.com" <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "schepers@w3.org" <schepers@w3.org>
As Sylvia mentioned, cross-site security issues do knock a hole in
many of the potential browser-based applications for media metadata.

But still - do any of the browser vendors have any plans to provide
support for the API for Media Resources, or any other form of access
to media metadata?

And then browsers aren't the only kind of UA on the Web, nor are they
the only potential target for HTML5 that might benefit from access to
metadata. EPUB3 readers are a good example - what other tools are in

I'm personally still inclined towards a generic API access (as in
name-value pairs), and the access mechanism is (or at least should be)
orthogonal to the definition of the terms in the Media Ontology or
elsewhere. But it'd be useful to have some clue about potential
adoption :)


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