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RE: Timed text meeting Friday

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:00:33 +0000
To: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8DEFC0D8B72E054E97DC307774FE4B9111C0A3@DB3EX14MBXC315.europe.corp.microsoft.com>
I agree that DFXP is the best short form handle for this specification, and I'd like to promote that by adopting a .dfxp file name convention, I've been using that for a while anyway (it makes life a lot easier to find caption files than .xml). I think we should probably grab DFXP as a mac code, and also an MPEG 4 media container type, and anywhere else we think relevant while we are at it.

I'm not that fussed about renaming the specification, although I would have a preference for: Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) 1.0 - Distribution Format Exchange Profile (DFXP), which would get authoring out of the title, and emphasise its XML heritage and role as a precursor to other formats. If this requires anything much more than a search and replace in the spec though, I'm willing to forgo it. If we did adopt it, then .ttml is a fine file extention too, and as far as I know unused.

Sean Hayes
Media Accessibility Strategist
Accessibility Business Unit
Microsoft

Office:  +44 118 909 5867,
Mobile: +44 7875 091385

From: Geoff Freed [mailto:geoff_freed@wgbh.org]
Sent: 15 October 2009 7:20 PM
To: Sean Hayes; public-tt@w3.org
Subject: Re: Timed text meeting Friday


i won't be able to make tomorrow's call, but i've commented on two of the items below.

g.



On 10/15/09 9:44 AM, "Sean Hayes" <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com> wrote:
We will hold a meeting this week to discuss a few items as we approach the end of our CR phase.
Agenda

1.       Short title. Dow we need to invent or modify the "brand" for Timed Text.
GF:  i agree with glenn that we shouldn't rename the spec (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-tt/2009Sep/0021.html).  i also agree that we shouldn't spend much time on this.  however, if we're fishing for an official shorthand name to give to the public, i vote for DFXP.  it's unambiguous (unlike "timed text," which could be any timed-text format, such as QTText, RealText, SubRip or SAMI) and brief (unlike ttaf1-dfxp).

3.       File extension. (candidates include .dfxp, .ttxt)
GF:  i think .ttxt is similar to .txt and therefore might cause confusion.  i'm not unhappy with .xml, but i think .dfxp is the best possible extension because it immediately conveys what the file is.




Sean Hayes
Media Accessibility Strategist
Accessibility Business Unit
Microsoft

Office:  +44 118 909 5867,
Mobile: +44 7875 091385
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 11:01:21 GMT

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