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

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:05:55 -0700
To: "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
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>
Message-ID: <029801cd07fa$3ecfda00$bc6f8e00$@ca>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> <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.

Hmmm... I don’t recall seeing anywhere where it states that @kind="metadata"
was required to be a timed resource - is that specifically stated somewhere?
A quick check of the spec simply defines metadata as "Tracks intended for
use from script. Not displayed by the user agent." I do not see a definition
of "track" as used in this context.

Just curious.

Received on Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:06:53 UTC

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