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Re: Comments on SMIL note

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 21:56:53 -0400
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, 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>, ij@w3.org
>> Section 4.1:
>> It looks like you're recommending that authors use SYSTEM-CAPTONS to
turn on >text links corresponding to a video map.  Aren't you just supposed
to use this >element for captions only?
>Good catch. I'll have to talk this over with Marja. 
The text with the systeem-captions test attribute is not very clear. The
attribute tests whether the user has preferred to see captions or not. And
you can test both ways. So the attribute is not exactly metadata telling
that something is a caption. However, I agree that I would like to use it
as much as possible for that purpose (system-caption="on"). If we test
system-caption="off" it is always attached to some other elements than
captions anyway as it does not make sense to show captions when user has
preferred not to see them. Therefore it can be easily used e.g. to define
different layouts with and without captions. 

Sometimes it might be easier to test system-caption="on" and the authors
can do that too, but is there a borderline for what the authors are allowed
to use the test and how to define that?

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