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Re: Kicking off to the Text Tracks Community Group

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:25:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
cc: public-texttracks@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1110110021490.20981@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> 
> 4. The WebVTT specification
> 
> I'm sure you're all waiting to see the WebVTT specification in a place 
> where we can all start contributing. Right now, there are some licensing 
> issues to be sorted through, but I hope this can be resolved very soon.

In the meantime, people should feel free to continue sending feedback as 
they have been.

One thing that would be helpful for me as editor is determining exactly 
what aspects of the HTML standard people consider to be "WebVTT" so that 
we can extract just those. Is it just the syntax? Does it include the 
caption data model? Are the DOM APIs part of WebVTT? Is the rendering 
model part of WebVTT? How about the CSS extensions? Unfortunately the 
"webvtt.html" file people may have been looking at in the past is not a 
particularly good starting point as it is very coarse -- it's missing huge 
chunks of defining material (e.g. there's no conformance section).

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