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[Bug 11207] Make track element additions technology neutral

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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:50:11 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-11-03 16:50:11 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Why do we want to remove WebSRT specifics?  Why do we want to try and
> genericize the API, when there aren't currently plans to add additional timed
> text formats?

I believe Microsoft has expressed some interest in offering TTML as a timed
text formal. Apple isn't super enthusiastic about TTML, but we wouldn't rule
out ever supporting TTML or perhaps another format.

I think it would be useful if at least the basic APIs and elements for
referencing caption/subtitle tracks could work with other timed text formats,
since many exist and it is plausible that they will someday be supported on the

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