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Re: proposed updated response to MPEG on codecs

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:20:12 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+eEXrr1+xUsvzSZBZ=Ps4hS5Qd6_w5qmGAb29EjvCwMRA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andreas Tai <tai@irt.de>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, public-tt <public-tt@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Andreas Tai <tai@irt.de> wrote:

>  Am 23.10.2014 um 16:11 schrieb Glenn Adams:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 6:29 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> I think that this is a weakened way to think of these profile tags.  I
>> think a profile should be documented, with its restrictions and
>> permissions, and they can be (in principle) as strange and arbitrary as
>> they like.
>> As long as there is a one-one match between an identifier and its
>> definition (the short identifier Fred identifies the Fred profile as
>> documented in http://www.example.com/frozentests/ttml-fred), then we’re
>> fine.  If Fred wants to say “the color red shall only be used when the TTML
>> content is served from a server hosted in a country in which the communist
>> party polls more than 12.5% in the most recent national election” then so
>> be it.
>    -> Glenn Adams:
>   And, if Fred wants to register this profile, he needs to create a TTML
> Profile Document and assign a TTML profile designator so it that can be
> published in his informal "Fred's Profile Specification" and cited in the
> short name registry. His profile document need to be nothing more than:
>  <ttp:profile designator="http://fred.org/ttml/profiles/#myprofile"
> xmlns:ttp="http://www.w3.org/ttml/profile/"/>
>  Anyone who argues that doing this is an onerous requirement in order to
> register an entry in the short profile registry is employing hyperbole.
> It is not this task that makes it difficult but the context that has to be
> provided. A profile is a collection of features and extension. An how you
> structure this features have some semantic meaning. I think that the use of
> this mechanism is not consistent through the (current) TTML profiles. If
> you say that you can have a profile document that says "here is my label
> and what is required to conform is written in the corresponding specs" that
> this may work. But I assume that you have to list features and extension
> (?).

While that (enumerating features and extensions) would be ideal, it is
technically permitted to define a TTML Profile Definition Document with no
features and extensions, but which includes a TTMP Profile Designation (a
label) and a prose specification.

I am merely pointing out that there needs to be a TTML Profile Designation
in order to register a short name (as the registry presently defines), and
that the effort of creating a standard designation for this purpose is

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