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Re: "WebVTT file using only nested cues"

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:15:20 +0100
To: "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>
Cc: "public-texttracks@w3.org" <public-texttracks@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wadkzurqidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:50:02 +0100, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> On Jan 27, 2012, at 3:56 , Simon Pieters wrote:
>> "A WebVTT file whose cues all have an end time offset x greater than or  
>> equal to the end time offsets of all the cues whose start time offsets  
>> are less than x is said to be a WebVTT file using only nested cues."
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/webvtt/#webvtt-file-using-only-nested-cues
>> I have two problems with this definition. First, it takes considerable  
>> mental focus to understand what it means (at least for me). It would be  
>> nice if it could be explained more clearly, and/or give examples that  
>> match the definition and examples that don't.
>> Secondly, the name implies that all cues must be nested, since the file  
>> is said to be using "only" nested cues, but this is not the case, so  
>> maybe the definition should have a more accurate name. I was  
>> considering "WebVTT file with no overlapping cues", but that's not  
>> accurate either if nested cues are also overlapping.
> I agree, but I wonder what the definition is for, since it isn't used  
> elsewhere?

"Furthermore, if the element's track URL identifies a WebVTT resource, and  
the element's kind attribute is in the chapters state, then the WebVTT  
file must be both a WebVTT file using chapter title text and a WebVTT file  
using only nested cues. [WEBVTT]"


> We might also have a definition of a non-overlapping VTT file (which  
> maybe is obvious)…
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 06:15:52 UTC

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