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Re: [media] alt technologies for paused video

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 07:37:08 +1000
Message-Id: <E11678D7-2546-4297-B8BE-90E20FFB40A0@gmail.com>
Cc: Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

On 11/05/2011, at 5:06 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> On May 9, 2011, at 17:51 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>>> I wonder of course also whether that attribute should be called
>>>> @longdesc, though I really don't like that name. @transcription is
>>>> much more sensible on audio and video.
>>> I would suggest "transcript".
>> Fine by me. I was concerned about finding something that works both
>> for audio and video and for anything that's not just a movie, but also
>> other types of content such as home video.
> I think a transcript is not the same as a description (long or otherwise), and that it should be possible to link a media elements to its transcript.

Fair enough.

> (I'm staying out of longdesc and whether it should also be there!)

I won't. :)
Indeed if we have transcript, we won't need another form of long description IMO. Anything more than 3 mechanisms for short, long and full transcription is overkill for video. I cannot think of a use case that cannot be satisfied with one of these three.

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