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[whatwg] Video, Closed Captions, and Audio Description Tracks

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 09:24:36 -0700
Message-ID: <p06240803c3315b7a6f97@[17.202.35.52]>
At 10:03  +0300 9/10/07, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>On Oct 8, 2007, at 22:52, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
>
>>I'm a bit confused about why W3C's Timed Text Candidate 
>>Recommendation hasn't been mentioned in this thread, especially 
>>given that Flash objects are the VIDEO element's biggest 
>>"competitor" and Flash CS3's closed captioning component supports 
>>Timed Text. I haven't used it myself: is there some hideous 
>>disadvantage of Timed Text that makes it fundamentally flawed? It 
>>is appears to be designed for use both with subtitles and captions.
>>
>>Here's the link for the CR:
>>
>>http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-ttaf1-dfxp-20061116/
>
>My understanding is that the purpose of this thread isn't to find a 
>captioning spec for HTML 5 but to find the right way to do closed 
>captions in Ogg.

Oh.  I was under the impression that this thread was about the right 
way to request and get captions in HTML/Web.  How the Ogg community 
designs intrinsic caption support is up to them, isn't it?


-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2007 09:24:36 UTC

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