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[Bug 22085] New: possibility to shrink the rendering area for timed text (webvtt) using CSS

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Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 02:42:42 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22085

            Bug ID: 22085
           Summary: possibility to shrink the rendering area for timed
                    text (webvtt) using CSS
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WHATWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML
          Assignee: ian@hixie.ch
          Reporter: silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com
        QA Contact: contributor@whatwg.org
                CC: alexander.farkas@aperto.de, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com
        Depends on: 22075

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #22075 +++

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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