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RE: Roll-up captions in WebVTT

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:42:52 -0800
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-texttracks@w3.org" <public-texttracks@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5076E68FCD2E91428C2479984A81E114917E1466AF@NAMBX01.corp.adobe.com>
> WebVTT is definitely _not_ a format "in which all existing captioning 
> from TV can be represented on the Web".

That's going to be a problem for broadcasters then. The FCC is almost certainly going to mandate that captions for programming previously captioned in the broadcast world will need to match the information and appearance exactly.  

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