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Proposed Timed-Text Working Group (TTWG) draft charter

From: David Kirby <david.kirby@rd.bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:17:06 +0000
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The proposal seems fine to me but I wonder if the restriction to 'streamed'
text may mean that the Recommendation becomes too narrow for some

For example, we are already using an xml timed-text markup for part of our
subtitle authoring process. However, for such an application we need to be
able to add more detailed markup than would be strictly necessary if the
text were only going to be streamed to a player. Nevertheless a large part
of the markup requirements are otherwise identical and so I am concerned
that the focus on 'streamed' text in the proposal would restrict the
Recommendation and it would then not quite cover the needs of other, more
general applications using timed-text.

As for participating in the group, I hope that we would be able to take
part although I can't make a commitment to that at this stage.

David Kirby

David Kirby
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