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[Bug 16643] New: Displaying multiple lines

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Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:36:03 +0000
To: public-texttracks@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16643-5018@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Displaying multiple lines
           Product: TextTracks CG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebVTT
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: franko@microsoft.com
         QAContact: dave.null@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-texttracks@w3.org

(See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-texttracks/2012Apr/0002.html) 

As an caption file author, I would expect that WebVTT would have some mechanism
for defining and displaying multiple lines in a single cue 
(Use cases: One line each for two+ simultaneous speakers; A line of dialogue +
a line with a sound effect description, etc )

In the spec, WebVTT line terminators are used to indicate separate (parsed)
lines; we should apply this to cue text as well:

00:00:00.142 --> 00:00:08.501
Line 1
Line 2

Line 1 would render above Line 2 in the video.

We should change the spec to clearly specify that WebVTT line terminators
indicate a line break in cue text.

For the sample cue above, .getCueAsHTML() should return a document fragment
with three nodes:
Line 1
<br />
LIne 2

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