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[media] Moving forward with captions / subtitles

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 14:41:10 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831002051941u46ce3a65p5bf1cd0c64a0476e@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi all,

In a separate thread, there was an extensive discussion about what
declarative markup we should propose to add to HTML5 to introduce a
standard means for associating captions and subtitles that are
provided in separate files with an audio or video element.

The discussion relates to bug 5758 and has currently resulted in a
first draft specification at:

As you will notice, this proposal builds on several other previously
suggested declarative syntax proposals.

This is a request for discussion of this specification with a view
towards getting an agreement both in the media subgroup and the larger
task force on two issues:

1. The proposed declarative markup

2. The proposed default file formats to support for subtitles and
captions: DFXP and SRT

What are people's opinions / feedback?

Best Regards,
Received on Saturday, 6 February 2010 03:42:02 UTC

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