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Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 13:58:17 +0000
WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format


feedback due by: 2018-07-15


This specification defines WebVTT, the Web Video Text Tracks format. Its main use is for marking up external text track resources in connection with the HTML &lt;track&gt; element. WebVTT files provide captions or subtitles for video content, and also text video descriptions [MAUR], chapters for content navigation, and more generally any form of metadata that is time-aligned with audio or video content.

This specification is based on the Draft Community Group Report of the Web Media Text Tracks Community Group.

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Please see the Working Group&#x27;s Implementation Report.

For this specification to exit the CR stage, at least 2 independent implementations of every feature defined in this specification need to be documented in the implementation report. The implementation report is based on implementer-provided test results for the test suite. The Working Group does not require that implementations are publicly available but encourages them to be so.

The Working Group has not identified features &quot;at risk&quot; for this specification.

A cumulative summary of all changes applied to this version since the WebVTT First Public Working Draft was published is available at Changes from FPWD WebVTT.

For convenience, a complete diff between this version and the WebVTT previous Working Draft is available.

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This document is governed by the 1 February 2018 W3C Process Document.
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