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Re: Comments on SMIL note

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 16:16:47 -0400
Message-ID: <37A0B6AF.9E70D372@w3.org>
To: Geoff Freed <Geoff_Freed@wgbh.org>
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, WAI-EO <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Madeleine Rothberg <Madeleine_Rothberg@wgbh.org>, marja@w3.org, ij@w3.org
Geoff Freed wrote:
>Also in 2.2.3:
>"The second stream will be rendered if the user has configured the player to >prefer subtitles and Spanish."

>Add the word "audio" after "Spanish".

I don't think this is correct. Here is the example:

      <!-- audio section same as before -->
      <video src="video.rm"/>
      <textstream src="stockticker.rtx"/>
       <switch> <!-- captions or subtitles -->
           <textstream src="closed-caps.rtx"
           <textstream src="subtitles-es.rtx"

1) The "system-language" test attribute is not bound
   to spoken language only.

2) In the example, the attribute is used in the
   case where captions are preferred to overdubs. 
   I don't understand why we would say that
   the second stream would be rendered when the user
   has configured the player with a preference for
   Spanish audio.

 _ Ian

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Received on Thursday, 29 July 1999 16:17:21 UTC

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