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[Bug 12141] Specifically state that all <track> options be exposed to the end user

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--- Comment #5 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2011-02-22 19:31:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> I am not sure I agree completely.  The example given is a clear case, but what
> if (hypothetically) the UA knows it is audio-only (e.g. for a non-sighted user)
> and there are sign-language tracks? Why offer them to the end-user at all?
> Some kind of UA discretion should still be allowed.

How would the UA know whether a non-sighted user would want access to the
sign-language tracks or not? I feel it is a slippery slope when we presume to
know what any given user 'wants'. 

If UA's wish to offer a filtering mechanism, then that is a feature of that UA
- however the default should still be as suggested and filtering be a
user-option. (I've long adhered to the axiom 'author proposes, user disposes'.)

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