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Re: Response to your MAUR Comments

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:58:05 +0000
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
CC: "public-pfwg-comments@w3.org" <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D239AA45.29130%nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Dear Janina and PFWG,

Thank you for these dispositions, which I've reviewed. I have one minor
tweak and one request for a further amendment:

1. Minor tweak

The Comment item for Comment 16 on CC-10 includes a proposal that contains
a typo - "present" should be "preset". This is correct in the MAUR
document, so no action needs to be taken. In case of future queries about
the discrepancy, it might be worth editing the comment to match.

2. Request for a further amendment

We Comment 24 on VP-5 in a telephone conference: there was confusion due
to my use of the phrase "as far as possible" which we clarified.
Unfortunately the sense of the sentence as we agreed has not been captured
correctly in the MAUR document. The intended sense of the phrase "as far
as possible" was that implementations should try as hard as possible to
avoid overlapping editorially important content, without saying anything
about how far away the text should be from that content. The sense carried
through to the document is different, i.e. that implementations should try
to maximise the distance from editorially important content.

I propose that you reword the note to change the text:

"If there are several types of overlapping overlays, they should be
positioned as far as possible from editorially important content."


"If there are several types of overlapping overlays including captions and
subtitles, implementations should attempt to ensure that none of them
overlaps with editorially important content."

The reason this is important is that in some cases it is desirable to
position captions and subtitles close to the mouths of the speakers who
are uttering the words being shown; in any case it is desirable for
authors to have the freedom to position them without implementations being
encouraged to move them.

I'm happy with the dispositions on all my other comments. Thank you!

Kind regards,


On 01/10/2015 03:20, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net> wrote:

>Dear Nigel:
>Thank you for your comments on the Media Accessibility User Requirements

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