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Re: HTML 5, SMIL, Video

From: Dick Bulterman <Dick.Bulterman@cwi.nl>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:16:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4B816A5D.4000801@cwi.nl>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, markku.hakkinen@gmail.com, symm@w3.org

Thanks for your observations and opinions -- although many of them 
confuse me, because they seem to turn the facts on their head or twist 
reality. (I especially like the idea of post-ingestion styling of text 
-- I can't wait to see the syntax than can predict which of the SRT 
characters should be bold, italic or colored! I also like the assertion 
that 00:00:06,000 is more precise than 6s: it is simply more verbose!)

A discussion at a F2F would probably be more fruitful -- but let's be 
clear -- I'm not trying to cram smilText (or DFXP) down anyone's throat. 
It is simply a better alternative for meeting a11y needs. Nothing you 
have said challenges this reality.

What concerns me most, however, is your expression of contempt for the 
W3C process in your concluding paragraph this morning. This makes it 
clear to me that we are not debating technology but theology. Too bad.

But enough said. I, too, will monitor what others have to say.

Received on Sunday, 21 February 2010 17:16:55 UTC

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