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Re: Metadata in the VTT file header (bug 15851), use cases (and a need to close this)

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:14:21 +0200
To: "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-texttracks <public-texttracks@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wk9597zcidj3kv@device-23f190>
On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:45:02 +0200, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

>> If the use cases don't require blank lines, we can use a blank line to  
>> end a multi-line header.
> ouch.  can we use the blank line, as now, to end the headers?


>  you seem to want to make it possible to mix headers and cues,

No, I'm not interested in that at all.

> which means we have to have a more complex way to tell them apart, and  
> rules not to put headers after cues, and I am not sure at all why.  can  
> you explain?

As soon as you've seen a cue, the header part of the file is over. I don't  
see why that's harder than ending the header part when seeing a blank line.

I think a blank line is more aesthetically pleasing and more in line with  
the rest of the WebVTT syntax (cues are separated by blank lines) than "."  
or "]]" or "##".

>> language: en
>> style:
>> @import url(style.css);
>> kind: subtitles
>> 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:05.000
>> cue

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2012 06:14:57 UTC

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