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Re: ISSUE-194: full-transcript - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:52:20 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <m2ty1hbm8r.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>

Maciej wrote, on behalf of the chairs:

> 'Provide a mechanism for associating a full transcript with an audio
> or video element'
> The current status for this issue:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/194
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-194
> So far, we have one Change Proposal submitted:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposal/Issue194
> At this time the Chairs would also like to solicit additional Change
> Proposals (possibly with "zero edits" as the Proposal Details), in case
> anyone would like to advocate the status quo or a different change than
> the specific one in the existing Change Proposals.

After talking to some relevant co-workers about the proposal on the
table, I'd like to volunteer to write a counter proposal for this issue.

Silvia wrote:

> Therefore I do not believe we are able to resolve this issue in the
> best possible manner just yet and a deadline of 21st March is far too
> soon to deal with this issue.

I agree with Silvia that a delay on this issue would be beneficial. I
think there is a clear need to be able to associate a transcript with a
media element in the HTML5 timeframe, but I have several concerns with
the approach taken in the existing proposal. Unfortunately, I don't
currently have a sufficiently defined proposal to make. I will work to
develop one over the next two weeks if the chairs will grant me an

Thank you,
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:52:49 UTC

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