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RE: Where is Timed-Text going?

From: Glenn A. Adams <gadams@xfsi.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 00:01:43 -0400
Message-ID: <7249D02C4D2DFD4D80F2E040E8CAF37C06C5F2@longxuyen.xfsi.com>
To: "Jose Ramirez" <joseram@empirenet.com>
Cc: <public-tt@w3.org>


Hi Jose,

Thanks for your question. The Timed Text Working Group is busily
preparing a working draft for a recommendation track technical
specification. It appears that the initial WD will address what is being
called the "Distribution Format Exchange Profile" (DFXP) of the Timed
Text Authoring Format (TT-AF). A follow-on WD is expected to address
what is being called the "Authoring Format Exchange Profile", which, in
effect, is a "full" profile of the TT-AF.

The group agrees with your sentiment that "text is important" and is
working towards defining a good solution towards a standardized media
object for text.

The SYMM WG, presently working on SMIL, is independent from the TT WG,
although we enjoy close and frequent interaction between the two WGs.
You can be sure that the resulting WDs produced by the TT WG will be
usable in the SMIL context (as well as others).

Regards,
Glenn Adams, Chair TTWG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Ramirez [mailto:joseram@empirenet.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 2:42 PM
To: public-tt@w3.org
Subject: Where is Timed-Text going?


Hello,

I'd like to know, where is Timed-Text going? I mean after it reaches the

note stage, does the new SMIL WG take it over? Will it ever become a W3C

recommendation?

Text is important and right now it's a 2nd class citizen, compared to 
audio, video and images in a multimedia file.

Just asking, I understand these things take time, don't answer if you 
don't want.




Jose Ramirez

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Received on Sunday, 5 September 2004 04:01:54 UTC

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