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Re: Media--Technical Implications of Our User Requirements

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:13:54 -0700
Cc: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-id: <AF70D950-EE84-4348-836A-A07CB4D2C5C7@apple.com>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>

On Jul 19, 2010, at 8:09 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 16:41 +0200, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>>>          + 2.6 Captioning
>>> Text content with the ability to contain hyperlinks, and semantic and  
>>> style
>>> instructions.
>>> QUESTION: Are subtitles separate documents? Or are they combined with  
>>> captions
>>> in a single document, in which case multiple documents may be present to
>>> support subtitles and captions in various languages, e.g. EN, FR, DE,  
>>> JP, etc.
>> Given that hyperlinks don't exist in any mainstream captioning software  
>> (that I know of), it can hardly be a requirement unless virtually all  
>> existing software is insufficient.
> But youtube, for example, does have annotations with hyperlinks in them.
> They're not captions, but they're still timed text content that contain
> hyperlinks.

Do we need YouTube-style annotation to be a built-in feature of the <video> element? Or would it be sufficient to make the <video> element capable enough that YouTube or other sites could build similar features themselves out of the primitives provided

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