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[Bug 22075] New: possibility to shrink the rendering area for timed text (webvtt) using CSS

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Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 22:09:52 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22075

            Bug ID: 22075
           Summary: possibility to shrink the rendering area for timed
                    text (webvtt) using CSS
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: alexander.farkas@aperto.de
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

Authors need a way to shrink the rectangel in which the track cues are
displayed using CSS. 
The webvtt features for positioning are not suitable here. 

A typicall usecase is a scripted custom styleable mediaplayer, where the
controls are placed over the video rendering area. In this case the author
needs a way to "reserve" this space for those controls. Due to the fact, that
this is depending on the style of a webpage and not related to the contetnt of
the vtt file, it has to be defined using CSS. For example:

::cuedisplay {
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    right: 0;
    bottom: 40px; /* space is needed for overlaying custom styleable controls
at the bottom of the video */
}

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