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Re: SMIL text and audio

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:42:38 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199803052042.PAA04688@access1.digex.net>
To: Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org (Larry Goldberg)
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
to follow up on what Larry Goldberg said:

> Regarding sending text or sending audio - this is not an
> either/or proposition - these alternate modes of presenting
> information in synchronization with moving audio or video or
> just graphics are useful for people with various disabilities
> as well as for translation purposes.  Some people prefer movies
> audio-dubbed into their own language and some prefer subtitles
> - SMIL should allow either at the producers' option.

Yes, whatever the producer wants, SMIL allows for either.  You
can even do both with a SWITCH wrapping them so that the consumer
can choose among alternatives the producer has provided.

Other things things that are not so nailed down are
transformations that the producer didn't anticipate.
Text-to-speech is the most common of these, but what if the the
consumer has a speech recognition plug-in.  Should they be able
to bring up a subtitle window with what it guesses?

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