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RE: Change proposals for issue-152

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:43:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
cc: Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103221542550.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Sean Hayes wrote:
> To enable multiple <cues> is the same as enabling multiple <videos>, and 
> positioning them is the same as positioning <video>, <audio> or even 
> <div>; you can have as many as you want, it's all just CSS. Silvia and 
> Eric worked out the attributes to select between tracks and to enable 
> them; which works essentially the same as a radio group in a form. This 
> works based on the name and kind attributes.

That doesn't work. The whole point of having multiple text tracks is that 
the user agent can intelligently avoid overlapping cues while ensuring 
that a single cue doesn't move around when other cues are added or 
removed at the same time. CSS can't do that.

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