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Re: Kicking off to the Text Tracks Community Group

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:43:06 -0800
Cc: Jim King <jking@adobe.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-texttracks@w3.org" <public-texttracks@w3.org>
Message-id: <9F82BF30-9F93-4EC5-ADF9-E67B04A746BA@apple.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
This looks like a good start.

Not sure where we'd cover 'setting the 'kind' of a VTT track' for each audience.

I am sure more will emerge once we have baseline documents.

On Nov 13, 2011, at 23:30 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I have been thinking about the structure of those documents that we
> will create around WebVTT.
> 
> As stated, I think we need two documents: one targeted at video
> players that display captions (which includes browsers, but not
> exclusively),
> and a second one that is a tutorial targeted at caption authors or
> authoring applications (as Jim put it: "someone who is creating time
> text material can read to figure out what to output").
> 
> Here are roughly the table of contents that I would imagine for these documents:
> 
> WebVTT Specification
> =================
> 1. Syntax
> 2. Conformance requirements & extensibility
> 3. Parsing
> 4. Rendering (HTML/CSS-independent - more like the caption model)
> 5. MIME type registration
> Appendix:
> A. WebVTT and Web Browsers
> A.1. WebVTT cue text DOM construction rules
> A.2. Applying CSS properties to WebVTT Node Objects
> A.3. CSS extensions
> 
> 
> WebVTT Tutorial
> =============
> 1. WebVTT file structure
> 2. WebVTT file header sections
> 3. WebVTT cue format
> 4. WebVTT cue settings
> 5. WebVTT cue content tags
> 
> 
> Since Ian will be editing the WebVTT Specification, this is also an
> attempt to figure out what exactly goes into this document - a
> question that Ian asked earlier.
> 
> Did I miss anything?
> 
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 14 November 2011 19:44:00 GMT

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