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Re: Video cropping demo

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:01:24 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikX4O+U37aJvCfiXuS2s1-NEj043j8FGO9=9LrL@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>
Cc: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Hi Thomas,

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com> wrote:
> Hi Silvia,
>> Note that none of this actually applies cropping - the cropping is a
>> natural effect of scaling and rotating in CSS.
> Sure. Same goes for my region highlighting demo:
> http://tomayac.com/mediafragments/ (check it in Safari, Chrome will
> display the DIVs below the video).
>> I don't really see it
>> being relevant to us other than to indicate that all of the spatial
>> fragmentation that somebody may be after can already be done in CSS
>> and does not need URIs.
> Yepp, I think this was part of Ian's point, too. The thing maybe is:
> if it /can/ be done in CSS (which also applies to spatial fragments of
> images), isn't part of the WG's vision to encourage to enable it
> server-side (for the cropping part)?

I don't understand the connection. If it can be done in CSS, then it's
a display mechanism. The URL linking mechanism is a very different use
case, in particular for sharing and embedding etc. I don't really see
why the availability of one should have any influence on the other.
Can you explain?


> Real question, not rhetoric
> question. Quoting from the spec draft introduction "It is expected
> that over time [...] Web servers [...] will be extended to adhere to
> the full specification".
> Thanks,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Steiner, Research Scientist, Google Inc.
> http://blog.tomayac.com, http://twitter.com/tomayac
Received on Friday, 21 January 2011 14:02:11 UTC

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