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timed-text update and further discussion

From: geoff freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: 19 Feb 2002 16:59:41 -0500
Message-ID: <-1197984517geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
To: <www-tt-tf@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>

After a period of inactivity, it's time to move the timed-text format discussion along.  To this end, I would like to invite people to send any remaining timed-text requirements to the list.  These requirements will be added to the existing document, available at


The W3C has not yet granted us working-group status, but gathering requirements at this stage will save us time later, when (assuming) the W3C gives us the go-ahead to begin the real work.  All requests will be added to the document referenced above.  Since we're primarily interested in gathering everyone's ideas, we won't yet be wrestling with what is vs. what is not a valid request or requirement.  That sort of fun will begin later.

In addition, the Web Accessibility Initiative's Protocols and Formats Working Group (WAI/PF), which is currently hosting the timed-text discussion, will be holding a meeting in Boston, MA, on April 8 and 9, 2002.  We'd like to have a teleconference with all timed-text participants during that time, if possible.  The teleconference should last approximately two hours.  Are people available those days?  Please send me a note off-list (geoff_freed@wgbh.org) to let me know your availability, and I'll coordinate a date and time.  

Finally, for the purpose of creating a baseline, next week I will post a document detailing what formats already exist for displaying timed text.

Geoff Freed
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
WGBH Educational Foundation
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 17:00:17 UTC

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