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Re: CP, ISSUE-30: Link longdesc to role of img [Was: hypothetical question on longdesc]

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:52:13 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=KGEftq0ZEcTmb9Ld=7CdsXegs84BNG6S_3dqiG7U=9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, janina@rednote.net, "'"'xn--mlform-iua@målform.no'"'" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, rubys@intertwingly.net, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com, mjs@apple.com, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> Ya, there was some discussion around extending the number of @kind values,
> that got derailed and derided by some browser engineers (at least that is
> what *I* recall). I believe that (Comcast? CableLabs?) had asked for either
> more, or an extensible mechanism to reference more and that it was met with
> resistance. We could perhaps again look at adding new @kind values:
>  <track kind="transcript" src="">
>  <track kind="description" src="">
>  <track kind="posterdescription" src="">

<track> is a timed resource. Neither transcript, nor description, nor
posterdescription are timed - they cannot be parsed into cues and
displayed time-synchronously over the video. You cannot misuse the
track element in this way.

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