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Re: SMIL and <video> accessibility

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:58:39 -0800
Cc: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <4E450614-40C8-4C68-8C21-EEE67B55021A@apple.com>
To: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
I think that SMIL is considered one of the file types you could reference in a video element, (if you know the UA can cope with it)...

On Feb 15, 2010, at 15:44 , Geoff Freed wrote:

> With all this discussion over the past week regarding the coordination of <video> with caption/subtitle/description/karoke, etc., tracks, I am reminded of a question that I and a few others asked last fall when this group was formed:  why is SMIL not being considered to take care of track synchronization, selection and activation?  I know that there were objections to the size of SMIL, but there wasn't much discussion about implementing only specific modules rather than the whole huge spec.  All this talk about <tracks> and <trackgroup> make me think we should be taking advantage of SMIL's <par> and <switch> elements, for example.
> So... what are the reasons SMIL modules (http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/smil-modules.html) aren't being considered?
> Thanks.
> Geoff/WGBH

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 23:59:11 UTC

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