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Re: SMIL: Authoring question

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 11:10:49 -0500
Message-Id: <199810081611.LAA11873@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>, "Philipp Hoschka" <ph@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Actually I think the two document (one with the original video and sound,
and the second with the synchonized captioning information) format is
probably better, since it can be added later for an uncaptioned video and
it allows the captioning presentation to be controlled by the user through
the user agent.


At 10:17 AM 10/8/98 -0400, Denis Anson wrote:
>>With the current SMIL standard would the author need to create two versions
>>of their document, one with captions and the other without; or would the
>>captioning be an add on to the original document so the user just turns it
>>on or off?
>Regardless of what the current standard is, it ought to be a feature of a 
>single document that can be turned on and off.  If the standard makes it 
>difficult to do the task right, most developers will take the easy 
>route,and decide that captioning isn't *that* important.
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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