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RE: [media] Moving forward with captions / subtitles

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:29:19 -0500
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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From: Silvia Pfeiffer [silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:57 PM
To: Geoff Freed
Cc: Philip Jägenstedt; Eric Carlson; HTML Accessibility Task Force
Subject: Re: [media] Moving forward with captions / subtitles

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:31 AM, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org> wrote:
> On 2/17/10 8:18 AM, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, I don't know if you're intending to capitalize the role values, but
>> I think we should keep them lowercase (as I've done above) to conform with
>> other markup languages.  Is there any reason to use uppercase?
> I used to have a scheme that included only three-character words and
> capitalised, but you will see in the wiki
> (http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Media_TextAssociations) that the
> current proposal stands at: "caption", "subtitle", "textaudesc",
> "karaoke", "chapters", "tickertext", "lyrics" as values for role.
> Feedback encouraged!
> GF:  Just by way of information, there’s a list of roles defined in DFXP/TTM
> at http://www.w3.org/TR/ttaf1-dfxp/#metadata-attribute-role .  I’m not sure
> about “textaudesc” as a role because it isn’t very clear.  Despite its
> length, how about using textaudiodesc instead?  This is more descriptive and
> also brings it into line with existing nomenclature, such as SMIL’s
> systemAudioDesc.

Very happy to harmonise those namings. Please go ahead and make those
changes to the wiki page
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Media_TextAssociations . We should
all own it. :-)

GF:  Okay, will do.  

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