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Re: Tech Discussions on the Multitrack Media (issue-152)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:01:11 +0800
Cc: 'Silvia Pfeiffer' <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, 'Jonas Sicking' <jonas@sicking.cc>, 'Mark Watson' <watsonm@netflix.com>, 'Philip Jägenstedt' <philipj@opera.com>, 'public-html' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <ED5FCCAD-2437-4331-A09C-1FF2D0B696BD@apple.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
True.  Happily, what I suggested does not preclude any of these possibilities.

On Feb 16, 2011, at 14:31 , John Foliot wrote:

> David Singer wrote:
>> I think we should make normal things easy and complex things possible.
>> If we set the rule that <source>s are alternatives (exclusive or) and
>> tracks are additional (inclusive or, including the primary source) then
>> the content author can indicate what 'works' from the point of view of
>> his program.
> <Snip>
>> while it is technically true that the user-agent may be able to make
>> all sorts of ingenious displays, it's not a great system design to
>> assume that the UA and the user will have the time or skills to make
>> the choices over lots of ingenious possibilities.
> While I understand what you are saying David, it is also important to
> remember that what 'works' for the author may not work for some end users.
> It strikes me that all supporting assets should be exposed to the end
> user, so that they can choose what works for them. It's a balance we need
> to keep in mind. 
> JF

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:01:52 UTC

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