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Re: TextAlign002 and use of textAlign on span elements

From: John Birch <john.birch@screen.subtitling.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:05:27 -0000
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To: <plh@w3.org>, <public-tt@w3.org>
One aspect of broadcast subtitling requirements is multiple text alignments within a single displayed line... I.e left and right aligned text on the same 'displayed' line... While I realise this can be achieved using multiple overlapping regions with different alignment styles that's not an ideal solution...

Does a p element imply a crlf?

John
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Sent: Wed Dec 10 22:17:46 2008
Subject: TextAlign002 and use of textAlign on span elements


I noticed that the test TextAlign002.xml is using textAlign on a span
element:
[[
[...]
<body>
    <div>
      <p begin="0s" end="10s" tts:textAlign="right"><span tts:textAlign="left">This caption is on the left</span>.</p>
    </div>
  </body>
]]


However, the spec indicates that textAlign can only be applied to p
elements (see table in section 8.2.19). Since the span element has the
width of the text it contains, textAlign would have no effect here
anyway.

I suggest TextAlign should also be applicable to region, body, and div.

Philippe





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