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RE: [minutes] 20090821 Timed Text teleconference

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:22:19 +0100
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
CC: "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
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Yes I've looked at this, we did discuss it briefly; although the notes don't reflect it. 

I think it's a reasonable basic approach, but I'd like to see it be a little more general, allowing for the possibility of audio description tracks using the <audio> tag for <video> and even sign translation tracks, also I don't think there is a need to invent much, SMIL <audio> and <video> are in fact synonyms of the more general media <ref>, as are <text> and <animation> and others. In my opinion HTML could adopt this same notion. I don't think HTML should be looking at importing a lot of SMIL (although I guess they could reference a SMIL file with a media tag), but by adopting the basic media module <ref> and its synonyms, and allowing the sync* attributes, this could all be achieved.

Sean Hayes
Media Accessibility Strategist
Accessibility Business Unit
Microsoft

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-----Original Message-----
From: public-tt-request@w3.org [mailto:public-tt-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Silvia Pfeiffer
Sent: 24 August 2009 11:00 PM
To: Philippe Le Hegaret
Cc: public-tt@w3.org
Subject: Re: [minutes] 20090821 Timed Text teleconference

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 7:07 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret<plh@w3.org> wrote:
>  Timed Text Working Group Teleconference
>
>
>    21 Aug 2009
>
<...>
> HTML5 video element
> -------------------
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> Sean: captioning is still one of the issues that needs to be addressed.
> ... we could treat timed text like a video codec, ie reference the file.
> ... but since they don't have the smil features, there is no 
> synchronization.
> ... I'll look into this as part of the WAI/HTML TF

You might want to consider a proposal that I submitted to WHATWG/WAI/HTML recently, see http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/021658.html
. It indeed introduces markup to reference a file - and it could reference a DFXP file. I am planning t make a demo with DFXP though the current demo only uses srt for simplicity.

Best Regards,
Silvia.
Received on Monday, 24 August 2009 22:23:11 GMT

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