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RE: [css3-speech] :media-overlay-active

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:51:08 +0000
To: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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[Daniel Weck:] 
> 
> On 28 Jun 2011, at 19:25, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> The solution based on a CSS pseudo-class was rejected on the basis
> >> that it was impractical for reading system implementors.
> >
> > I don't understand what this reasoning means.  Could you elaborate?
> 
> -- Note that this statement does not reflect my personal opinion, I am
> merely trying to relay ; as accurately as I possibly can ; the reasons
> behind the consensus reached by the EPUB committee. --
> 
> Basically, some (but not all) EPUB reading system implementors within the
> EPUB working group raised objections against the CSS pseudo-class
> solution, on the basis that they wouldn't be able to easily implement
> support for it, as it would require modifying the browser engine (other
> regexp-based, content pre-processing "hacks" were deemed unsuitable too,
> by the way).
> 
> The EPUB3 specification process is public, so here are useful references
> related to this particular issue:
> 
> http://groups.google.com/group/epub-working-
> group/browse_thread/thread/f25b73459500a63d
> 
> http://groups.google.com/group/epub-working-
> group/browse_thread/thread/1eba33a3b544b6e2
> 
> http://groups.google.com/group/epub-working-
> group/browse_thread/thread/826af2152a60aa46
> 
> Regards, Daniel
> 
So the solution is driven by where it would have to be implemented and who
is able/unable to do that ?
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