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Re: follow up on the discussion in HTML5 about metadata access

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 09:01:13 +1000
Message-ID: <BANLkTini5nMMu1u7Y5gEa_qaWi4_GHt2-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: tmichel@w3.org
Cc: public-html@w3.org, "public-media-annotation@w3.org" <public-media-annotation@w3.org>

The argument that other applications expose such an interface is not a
use case for including them in HTML5.

You will need to demonstrate a user situation where the user/web
developer can't do something unless the API is available in the

Right now, all use cases discussed on the HTML WG list were solvable
with server-side APIs.


On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org> wrote:
> Sylvia, HTML WG,
> To follow up on your discussion  in HTML5 about metadata access and the
> Ontology and API for Media Resources,  and our previous email [1]followed by
> Sylvia responses [2a, 2b] about the Media API [3]
> Sylvia seem to say that you don't need such API in the browser to extract
> video/audio/image metadata. It would be done server-side.
> On the other hand Leonard says  [4] that the API for metadata access to
> media would be a appropriate for Web UAs like for axample EPUB3 (based on
> HTML5) allowing scripting.
> The MAWG would like to have a better understanding of your concerns. Could
> you please explain more deeply what are your issues for access to these
> metadata, and which requirements are not satisfactorily addressed by the
> MAWG API. Could you provided a few use cases we could study and see how our
> API fits.
> Finally, Sylvia as you are part of both the MA WG HTML WG, could you please
> join our next tecon next Tuesday to have a deeper discussion on this topic
> and report the HTML concerns.
> Best regards,
> Thierry.
> [2a]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-media-annotation/2011Apr/0054.html
> [2b]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-media-annotation/2011May/0001.html
> [3]
> http://dev.w3.org/2008/video/mediaann/mediaont-api-1.0/mediaont-api-1.0.html
> [4]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-media-annotation/2011Apr/0057.html
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