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Re: timing model of the media resource in HTML5

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:00:46 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831002022200p38f5ce91v5c9d75300cbeee4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Ken Harrenstien <klh@google.com>
On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:57:51 +0100, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Now, let's talk about the <overlay> element.
>> I would actually suggest that if we want to go with <overlay>, we need
>> to specify different overlays for different types of text. In this way
>> we can accommodate textual audio descriptions, captions, subtitles
>> etc. Then, I would suggest that for every type of text there should
>> every only be one <source> displayed. It is not often that you want
>> more than one subtitle track displayed. You most certainly never want
>> to have more than one caption track displayed and never more than one
>> textual audio description track. But you do want each one of them
>> displayed in addition to the other.
>> For example:
>> <video src="video.ogg">
>>  <overlay role="caption"
>> style="font-size:2em;padding:1em;text-align:center; display: block;">
>>    <source src="en-us.srt" lang="en-US">
>>    <source src="en.srt" lang="en">
>>  </overlay>
>>  <overlay role="tad" style="z-index: -100; display: block;"
>> aria-live="assertive">
>>    <source src="tad-en.srt" lang="en">
>>    <source src="tad-de.srt" lang="de">
>>  </overlay>
>>  <overlay role="subtitle"
>> style="font-size:2em;padding:1em;text-align:center; display: block;">
>>    <source src="de.srt" lang="de">
>>    <source src="sv.srt" lang="sv">
>>    <source src="fi.srt" lang="fi">
>>  </overlay>
>> </video>
> I agree on adding something like role="". On the naming, Maciej pointed out
> and I now agree that <overlay> is presentational and not really a brilliant
> choice. I think this should be controlled by CSS in some way or anthoer.
> What we agree on so far seems to be:
> <video src="video">
>  <sourcelist role="subtitle">
>    <source src="subtitles.en.srt" lang="en">
>  </sourcelist>
> </video>
> Where <sourcelist> is whatever name we can agree on. Maybe something that
> sounds like it has to do with timed text, I don't know.

I'd like to take up this discussion again.

What I liked about the <overlay> proposal at
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Video_Overlay was that you also allowed
for text to be dynamically introduced into the <overlay> element.

<video src="video.ogv">
  <sourcelist><!-- content goes here --></sourcelist>
  var v = document.querySelector("video");
  var ol = v.querySelector("sourcelist");
  v.ontimeupdate = function() {
    ol.textContent = someInterestingText();

Now, I don't think elements can have either random markup as content
or a defined content model with <source>, something like this:

<video src="video.ogv">
    <source src="subtitles.en.srt" lang="en">
    This is an alternate subtitle.

Unfortunately, I believe the dynamic text has to stay completely in
JavaScript land and with <div> elements. Or do you have a solution?

Received on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 06:01:38 UTC

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