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Re: [Bug 11207] Make track element additions technology neutral

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:54:08 +0100
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <F0475E38-F7C6-4F48-83A0-5B9E2C5EA672@apple.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

I recommend adding these comments to the bug.

 - Maciej

On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:51 PM, David Singer wrote:

> More to the point, even we were to select a timed text format as recommended or mandatory, that's a long way from making it the only one ever possible.  The API *clearly* needs to be generic and not specific to a given format.
> On Nov 3, 2010, at 17:38 , bugzilla@jessica.w3.org wrote:
>> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11207
>> John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> changed:
>>          What    |Removed                     |Added
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>                CC|                            |jfoliot@stanford.edu
>> --- Comment #2 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2010-11-03 16:38:52 UTC ---
>> (In reply to comment #1)
>>> Why do we want to remove WebSRT specifics? 
>> At this time the media sub-group of the Accessibility Task Force desire that
>> the language be as neutral and technology agnostic as possible. It is unclear
>> _at this time_ if WebSRT is sufficient for meeting all of the user requirements
>> and author needs that we have identified. We are currently evaluating a number
>> of time formats (WebSRT, TTML, etc.) to determine which, if any, best meets
>> these needs, which is why we are asking that folks review the user
>> requirements.
>>> Why do we want to try and
>>> genericize the API, when there aren't currently plans to add additional timed
>>> text formats?
>> Curious to know where this assertion is coming from, as AFAIK this has never
>> been discussed within the W3C, and this is a topic that I have been following
>> most closely. Implementers might be experimenting with WebSRT today (and there
>> is usefulness in that), but at this time I do not believe a final decision has
>> been made to standardize on a specific time format.
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> David Singer
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