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[Bug 12964] <video>: Declarative linking of full-text transcripts to video and audio elements

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Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:49:29 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-08-11 21:49:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
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> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: How do we know this won't suffer the same fate as summary="",
> longdesc="", cite="", etc?

A fair enough question and also the most important issue to worry about with
this. I think it does need to be part of the visual presentation and I think
the controls are the right place - in addition to the context menu. I can
imagine either a special button, but with tight real estate in controls, it
could also be in a menu.

Since this can be the ultimate fallback for when no video is shown,
HTML5-conformant text-only browsers could also display the link to the
transcript in place of the video/audio element, making it useful beyond just

I'm curious what browser developers think about it. Would they (in particular
their video controls designers) implement it? Could somebody come up with a
nicely designed video control that includes such a button to show that it can
be done without cluttering the UI?

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