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Proposed Timed-Text Working Group (TTWG) draft charter

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 16:02:15 +0200
Message-ID: <006501c2738a$4d2756a0$228a608a@inria.fr>
To: <www-tt-tf@w3.org>

W3C is considering to launch a new Working Group to develop a "Timed-Text"
Before doing so we would like to submit this draft charter to the Timed Text
mailing list, to gather comments.

The mission of the Timed-Text Working Group (TTWG) is to develop an XML
based format used for the representation of streamed text synchronised with
some other timed media, like audio and video. A typical application being
the real time captioning of movies on the Web (e.g. integrated in SMIL).
The majority of the technical work of this WG is planned to occur on
a publically readable mailing list.WG membership will be restricted to
W3C members and invited experts.

This is the Proposed draft charter for the Timed Text Working Group,
explained in detail at


Please review this proposed charter and return your comments
according to the review instructions below. The deadline for responses is
GMT 31 October, 2002
Note that there are a couple of points that we would like to have your
on at the end of the review instructions.

Collected feedback will help finalise the Timed Text Charter document  which
will be sent to the W3C Advisory Committee for official review.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Thierry Michel, SYMM Activity Lead, at tmichel@w3.org.

Thank you,
Thierry Michel.


Review instructions:

1. Preparation. Please review the following material:

     Timed Text Working Group Proposed Charter

2. Deadline. Your review must be received before
     24:00 GMT 31 October, 2002.

3. Where to send your comments.

     Send comments to the public Timed Text Task Force mailing list:
     www-tt-tf@w3.org archived at

4) We would appreciate particular feedback on the  following specific

a- Milestones:
Is a two years schedule (including life after Rec) realistic or too long?

b- Coordination with External Groups
Please provide information if you know of additional groups working on
and subtitles as Timed-Text formats, and if you have details on the work
going on
in these groups, or in the groups already listed.

c- Does your organization plan to participate in the work of this Working
Group ?
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