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Re: text equivalents for multimedia

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 13:36:07 -0500
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
We were wondering about text not included in the body of an OBJECT element 
but just on the page.

At 01:16 PM 2/23/00 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Why not give an actual example:
><object data="some_film" type="video/x-my-private-format">
><h2><a href="some_film" title="link to download the example movie">Example
>2.7 is a movie:</a></h2>
><p>In scene one, Charles and John are talking on the balcony.</p>
><object data="scene_one_pic" type="image/x-my-other-forat">
><p>John says <q>well chuckles, how goes it?</q></p>
><p>Charles shakes his head slowly.</p>
>Which makes it clear that the transcript can be included directly, if
>(Please edit the example to taste. It would be nice to give an XHTML example
>which used namespaces to add a bit of SMIL in places, but I guess that's
>jumping the gun for the moment)
>On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>   hello,
>   In the general techniques document in the section on audio and video it 
> says:
>   <blockquote>
>   Equivalents for sounds can be provided in the form of a text phrase on the
>   page that links to a text transcript or description of the sound file. The
>   link to the transcript should appear in a highly visible location such as
>   at the top of the page. However, if a script is automatically loading a
>   sound, it should also be able to automatically load a visual indication
>   that the sound is currently being played and provide a description or
>   transcript of the sound.
>   </blockquote>
>   This implies that the text equivalent of a multimedia clip can *only*
>   appear on a separate page.  What if someone provides in on the same
>   page?  This question has come up in ER as we are trying to determine what
>   to ask the author if we find multimedia on a page.
>   I thought we had discussed this already on this list, but I did not see 
> any
>   mention of it in the archives nor in minutes.  Either I missed it or I'm
>   thinking of an ER thread.
>   --wendy
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>   wendy a chisholm
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>   web accessibility initiative
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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
madison, wi usa
tel: +1 608 663 6346
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