Message-ID: <3C4EBE4B.9CC83628@w3.org> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 14:44:44 +0100 From: Philipp Hoschka <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Fwd: Timed Text work] I think this is of interest to the TV community. We'd be especially interested if you could send pointers to already existing efforts in that space to email@example.com
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Message-Id: <200201160940.g0G9eKT16475@zidane.inria.fr> From: Daniel Dardailler <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:40:20 +0100 Subject: Timed Text work Hello all, (sorry in advance for the large distribution, but I really feel all the recipient fora are potentially interested) This message to let you know that the WAI technical activity, thru its CG, has created a task force to discuss the creation of a new WG to develop a XML based Timed Text format. TT for short - and for now - is basically a captioning format used to synchronize a text stream with some other timed media, like audio or video. e.g. <text begin="2s" end="4s">That's him, Dude.</text> <text begin="6s" end="8s">And a good day to you, sir.</text> (syntax not binding; missing a bunch of layout/rate controls) The name of the list is firstname.lastname@example.org (initials stand for Public Timed Text Task Force mailing list and email@example.com is up for auto subscribe) This list is *not* the TT working group list yet (since the WG is not formed yet), so it's not a place to discuss elements and attributes semantics and syntax and start drafting specs. It's a list to scope the work, existing formats, identify core participants (chair, staff contact, content provider, software developers, etc), plan the deliverables, refine the requirements (in particular in the area of reutilisation of existing W3C XML modules of XHTML, SMIL, SVG, etc), come up with a draft charter, identify the W3C domain and activity that could potentially host the WG (as we're more and more convinced it's not just an accessibility item), etc. If you want to know more about it, there's a draft requirement document at http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/Group/timetext.html and you can also look at the RealText or the SAMI specs.