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Re: Timed text markup requirements

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 11:22:33 -0500
Message-Id: <200202011622.LAA448282@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, David Kirby <david.kirby@rd.bbc.co.uk>
Cc: <www-tt-tf@w3.org>
At 09:43 AM 2002-02-01 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> I would prefer to use CSS. ...

Thank you for giving me the excuse to post this briefing:

Please suspend judgement, for now, and a focus on the collection of relevant
information or evidence.

Please try to sustain an information-gathering tone in discussions at this
time.  One of the missions of the written W3C Process is to try to ensure that
all interests get a hearing.  We have begun the process of trying to find all
interested stakeholders, but we haven't done due diligence yet to ensure that
they are on board.  This list is not a consensus body and is not 'chartered' to
reach conclusions.  It is best that we follow a guideline of not closing any
doors before the door is officially open.  By this I mean let's not draw
conclusions about what is and is not a requirement or a best choice until we
have succeeded in creating a duly chartered Working Group following the W3C


>David's list of requirements is very helpful.
>Some basic questions:
>Are we looking for an XML format?
> I think the answer is yes, and as far as possible we would like to re-use
> existing XML modules such as those in SMIL and XHTML
>Do we want to include presentation attributes, or use something like CSS?
> I would prefer to use CSS. I think that at the very least if we include
> them, we should explain explicitly how they fit into the use of CSS - much
> like SVG does. I would prefer this format to be basically semantics -
> including the possibility of quoting, emphasis...
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