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Re: Formal notice of proposed name change

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:22:38 -0400
To: "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C6FE322E.6078%geoff_freed@wgbh.org>

a question re namespace:  for the benefit of applications that already make use of DFXP, is there a way to grandfather the old namespace so these applications won't break?


On 10/16/09 12:19 PM, "Sean Hayes" <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com> wrote:

The Timed Text working group is entertaining a proposal to change the name of the format to:

Timed Text Markup Language

and the title of the specification from:

Timed Text (TT) Authoring Format 1.0 - Distribution Format Exchange Profile (DFXP)

To :

Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) 1.0

The concept and name Distribution Format Exchange Profile (DFXP) will be retained, but relegated to the discussion in the body of the document.

The TR URI would change to  http://www.w3.org/TR/ttml

The media type would change to:  application/ttml+xml

The namespace URI's would change to undated URI's e.g.:


We will use the file suffix convention of .ttml for any generic TTML document, and .dfxp for documents which are known to conform to a defined exchange profile.

The DFXP profile designators will be known by the URI's:

DFXP Transformation http://www.w3.org/ns/ttml/profile/dfxp-transformation
DFXP Presentation http://www.w3.org/ns/ttml/profile/dfxp-presentation
DFXP Full http://www.w3.org/ns/ttml/profile/dfxp-full

The test suite would be updated to follow these changes in the week following the adoption of this change, implementations would be expected to adapt to these changes in order to be considered as passing the tests as evidence of implementation.

The deadline for objections to the change is the meeting on 23/10/09

Sean Hayes
Chair of TTWG
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 18:23:13 UTC

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