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Re: [media] Moving forward with captions / subtitles

From: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:49:57 -0800
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, philipj@opera.com, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

On Feb 18, 2010, at 3:24 PM, David Singer wrote:

> It seems to be that if a trackgroup represents an optional feature (e.g. "captions"), then
> a) the expression that says whether the trackgroup as a whole is wanted or not, should be, well, at the trackgroup level (a media query)
> b) *which* of the trackgroup you want should be expressed by attributes on the enclosed tracks.
> Do we need something at the trackgroup level that gives me a clue what criteria to use to select between the tracks?  ("These differ by language", "These differ by mime type") or do we have a rule that is like <source> ... walk down the group and enable the first that seems supportable (and implicitly disable the rest)?  I am kinda not keen on 'best match' specifications (but they are hard to avoid when talking about languages).
  I am in favor of using the same model we have with <source> - the content author "describes" each alternate with attributes and the UA picks the first one that is appropriate for the user's preferences and machine environment. 

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