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RE: *Last Call* Timed Text document (Review by June 30)

From: Bailer, Werner <werner.bailer@joanneum.at>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:05:28 +0200
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "public-media-annotation@w3.org" <public-media-annotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD9846F872C7874BB4E0FDF2A61EF09F18DAF33D7B@RZJC1EX.jr1.local>
Dear Silvia, all, 

> Did you see the recent last call for comments on the DFXP draft?

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
> It might be worthwhile having a quick look at these to see if you
> agree or disagree with the DFXP default list of elements and also
> describe how that works with what you are preparing, i.e. if it is
> somewhat compatible.

OK, here is a quick comparison between the TT elements and our current draft:

- ttm:title: maps to a ma:title instance without qualification, i.e. is more general

- ttm:desc: 1:1 mapping to ma:description

- ttm:copyright: 1:1 mapping to ma:copyright

- ttm:agent: maps to ma:creator or ma:contributor, there are qualifiers (person, character, group, organization, other) that specify the type of agent rather than the role in the creation process

The following two elements are used as subelements of ttm:agent:

-- ttm:name: maps to the content of ma:creator/ma:contributor, similar to the structured/unstructured return values of our API there are qualifiers for specific name parts or for an unstructured string

-- ttm:actor: links a character to a real-world agent

To conclude: Most of the ttm elements are covered in our draft, some are more general, but in general mapping seems to be feasible. We could propose to rename "desc" to "description", as (i) it is the only abbreviated name and (ii) then all elements that map nicely to ma elements would have the same names. The only element that is different is the agent element, which not only includes creators and contributors, but also fictional characters. While ttm lacks a way to express the role in contribution, ma lacks a way to express the character impersonated by an actor. Attempting to harmonize this could improve both vocabularies.

Best regards,

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
> Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 4:43 AM
> Subject: *Last Call* Timed Text document (Review by June 30)
> To: public-tt@w3.org
> The document is at:
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ttaf1-dfxp-20090602/
> We'll move the draft to Proposed Recommendation after that, 
> so make sure
> to comment on this draft before June 30.
> --
> Philippe
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