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Re: Expressing complex regions with media fragments - use cases + possible solution

From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 11:00:48 +0200
Cc: Bernhard Haslhofer <bernhard.haslhofer@univie.ac.at>, public-media-fragment@w3.org, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>, Simon Rainer <Rainer.Simon@ait.ac.at>
Message-Id: <8387AA7C-24D0-411A-88E5-5D10E5F34A23@cwi.nl>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>

On 8 sep 2010, at 02:51, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> I have, however, a pretty big caveat with standardising this approach: right now we are discussing with the browser vendors on how to present spatial media fragment URIs. There is a preference to use them for splicing pictures, i.e. for rendering only the referenced image or video region.
> I do not believe that matches your intentions here. IIUC your intentions here are to only have a means to provide annotations to regions. I think this is more of a "image map" type approach than an "image splicing" approach - correct me if I'm wrong. 

We've got to be careful here: browser vendors tend to think that the whole world revolves around the browser:-) A media fragment is basically nothing more than a specification of a portion of a video (audio, image) resource, and even though we give guidelines on how to present such a fragment in the browser that doesn't mean it's the only application of media fragments. I would assume that the Media Annotation folks couldn't care less about presentation: they just want to be able to point at something inside the video.
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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