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Re: TT Content Buffering and Timing Scenarios

From: Neil Smith <neil@comatose.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 23:54:58 +0000
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At 20:34 29/01/2003 -0800, Charles Wiltgen wrote:

> > Given that we are committed to defining an XML based syntax for TT, how
> > should we deal with the need to stream TT content?
>I guess what I'm asking is, does this group need to define how TT is
>streamed using all potential standards-based and proprietary protocols and
>distribution formats?  That would be a challenge (he said understatedly),
>and doesn't intuitively strike me as the place that a TT standard adds

I think what I am hoping will come out of this is a flexible file format 
covering possible timed [text] events across all realisable media formats.

The implementation (ie translation) from that format to proprietary formats 
can be done using XSL as I am doing now. So we just need the most flexible 
XML format possible to be defined, one which can be extended for future 
unforseen developments. Let the stylesheets handle conversion.

Practically, I wonder if this talk of streaming implies an eventual 
*requirement* for an event based parser rather than a DOM solution for 
specific schema translations? [Thinking about it event based would seem to 
be an obvious direction LOL].

Neil Smith.

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