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Re: Kicking off to the Text Tracks Community Group

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:50:12 +1100
Message-Id: <B5F94535-F9AD-48C7-AA69-AF748229D4DB@gmail.com>
Cc: Jim King <jking@adobe.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-texttracks@w3.org" <public-texttracks@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
That needs to be some sort of file header metadata. Ian and I discussed a metadata section earlier, so I expect we'll eventually add this.

Cheers,
Silvia.

On 15/11/2011, at 6:43 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
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