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Re: Web Browser Preferences and Internationalisation/Accessibility

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:46:31 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830911191546v3e92d283x78ceca42aeb7287c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
No, on the contrary.

We need to provide a declarative way of attaching and displaying
captions by default.

However, just like the controls of the video element can be turned off
and custom styling can be created, we need to enable Web authors to do
the same with captions. There are needs to display captions in a
different way than the default. And for those needs, we need to
provide all the necessary interfaces to enable that.

Cheers,
Silvia.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2009, at 01:39, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>
>> At the recent TPAC, we discussed that to provide better accessibility
>> support for video, we need to be able to read the default language
>> from the browser preference,
>
> Does this mean you've given up on making captioning a scriptless native feature of browsers and expect authors to provide a JS library (that reads this stuff off the navigator object)?
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>
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