{minutes} TTWG Meeting 2014-12-04

Thanks all for attending today's meeting. Minutes in HTML format can be found at: http://www.w3.org/2014/12/04-tt-minutes.html

TTML2 issues closure:

If there are no unresolved comments remaining we will close the following Pending Review Issues:

Thu 11th December TTWG meeting: issues numbered: 10, 230, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 273, 287, 289, 290, 291 and 292.

Thu 18th December TTWG meeting: issues numbered: 21, 213, 236, 237, 285, 286 and 294.

Please review the solutions in the current editor's draft [TTML2ED] and raise any concerns offline prior to the meeting as far as possible, so that we can get through these in the time available.

Note that closure now will not prevent issues from being reopened or new related issues from being opened later for any reason, but allows us to verify that some apparently suitable solution has been implemented.

[PRI] https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/pendingreview

[TTML2ED] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/ttml/raw-file/default/ttml2/spec/ttml2.html

Minutes in text format:


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                Timed Text Working Group Teleconference

04 Dec 2014

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          glenn, pal, Thierry, Andreas, nigel, jdsmith, mike,





     * [3]Topics
         1. [4]This meeting
         2. [5]IMSC 1 transition to CR
         3. [6]Action Items
         4. [7]Issues
         5. [8]AOB
     * [9]Summary of Action Items

   <trackbot> Date: 04 December 2014

   <scribe> scribeNick: nigel

This meeting

   nigel: is there AOB?
   ... We should mention the ITU-R WP6B liaison

IMSC 1 transition to CR

   nigel: Pierre and I met the Director and plh and Thierry
   yesterday to discuss transition of IMSC 1 to CR.
   ... [result not minuted]


   <trackbot> action-333 -- Pierre-Anthony Lemieux to Create a one
   pager to cover the plan for the director's meeting for taking
   imsc1 to cr. -- due 2014-11-27 -- PENDINGREVIEW


     [10] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/actions/333

   close action-333

   <trackbot> Closed action-333.

   tmichel: The document will be published on Dec 9 and then I'll
   send the call for implementation announcement
   ... on the same day. It will also be advertised on the W3C
   ... The webmaster has approved the document today.
   ... (so it is now frozen)

   nigel and pal: Thanks everyone for the work put into this

   glenn: Congratulations.

   pal: The next step is to start compiling our test suite and
   test material. I plan to translate the DECE
   ... submission into what I think is valid IMSC 1 documents -
   primarily a change to namespace.
   ... Also I'm going to reach out to implementors. Would the
   group also be interested in a more formal
   ... message or template message to send to those who are
   interested. How do we proceed?

   tmichel: The Call for Implementations is sent out to the chairs
   and ac-forum and will be published on the W3C homepage.
   ... That will be done on the day of publication. We can take
   that message and send it to whomever we want.
   ... We need to wait until publication.

   pal: Does that make it easy for people who want to contribute
   to know who to contact?

   tmichel: I'll send a link. Basically it says the spec is now in
   CR and invites participation for implementation.
   ... It also says how to feedback to the public mailing list.

   pal: Thank you. Also there are Simon's outstanding comments
   that have been deferred. Can we discuss that
   ... next week?

   nigel: Okay.

Action Items


   <trackbot> action-356 -- Nigel Megitt to Request review of
   ttml2 pending review issues from group -- due 2014-12-04 --


     [11] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/actions/356

   close action-356

   <trackbot> Closed action-356.

   nigel: I should list the issues that have been implemented
   since last week, for review on 18th December,
   ... a similar timescale.

   glenn: The list is: 21, 213, 236, 237, 285, 286, 294. Those are
   all the new ones since last week.


   <trackbot> action-355 -- Glenn Adams to Resolve duplication
   between issue-357 and issue-229 -- due 2014-12-04 -- OPEN


     [12] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/actions/355

   glenn: I've been focusing on the issues so I've not done work
   on this AI or any of the others.


   <trackbot> action-354 -- Mike Dolan to Investigate formal
   contact at arib -- due 2014-11-27 -- OPEN


     [13] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/actions/354

   mike: Status is: I reached out to the executive director of
   ARIB and he's going to get back to me.
   ... Somewhat unrelated, a colleague from Toshiba indicated some
   other practical aspects of the ARIB work
   ... so that's interesting too. It looks like another 6 months
   to a year before it's out for basic UHDTV.
   ... Hopefully before the holidays we'll have specific logistics
   for how to work with them to add
   ... the extensions to TTML2.



   <trackbot> issue-21 -- window anchor points not supported? --
   pending review


     [14] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/21

   glenn: This is about positioning the root container region more
   flexibly, or other regions relative to it.
   ... I'm proposing a new tts:position style attribute fairly
   closely related to the backgroundPosition property
   ... in CSS 3 image backgrounds and borders. For example you
   could say "position the bottom edge of the
   ... region 20% above the bottom edge of the container region".
   ... So you could say 10% bottom, or center, which would center
   the region in its container region.
   ... Take a look at that - I think it will be interesting. I've
   defined it so that if you have both tts:origin and
   ... tts:position then in a TTML2 context you'd ignore
   tts:origin and use tts:position, otherwise you can
   ... still use tts:origin as a fallback. The presentation in
   that case may end up different of course.

   pal: Do we really need this feature? Positioning has been
   problematic for a number of implementors in
   ... the past so I'm concerned about the complexity. What is the
   use case?

   glenn: I'm responding to the issue - someone requested anchor
   points so I've provided a solution.

   pal: This issue was opened in 2008.

   glenn: We should bear in mind that there are general uses for
   TTML2 not just captioning and subtitling.
   ... There are features that need similar features. We shouldn't
   confuse implementation complexity with
   ... syntax complexity. Many browsers implement the CSS feature
   too, so there are implementations.

   mike: How would this work? If you have overflow, extent etc
   what would happen? Would the anchor remain
   ... where it was set. That needs to be addressed.

   glenn: This only addresses position of the region, not extent
   or overflow, which are separate.
   ... In order to compute the position you have to have resolved
   the extent already. The overflow issue
   ... is independent of positioning and sizing. So this is only
   related to position.

   mike: I think the combination of the two could result in some
   interesting effects depending on how it is
   ... defined.

   glenn: There are some extensions coming to the extent
   attribute, including the ability to say it should be
   ... computed so that the result is contained in the outer
   containing block, for example if you're sizing the
   ... root container region to ensure it fits in the available
   area of the related media object, and needs to be
   ... in the center, you'd specify extent="contain" and
   position="center" and the semantics would work
   ... alongside another new parameter storageAspectRatio which
   constrains the related media object's
   ... shape. Then the root container region is positioned

   mike: I think the original issue (could have been me, I'm not
   sure!) needs to be mapped from 708 semantics
   ... into this, whatever we end up doing. I share some of pal's
   concerns re complexity.

   glenn: I agree, and would point out that it's bad design in my
   opinion to throw out possible features early
   ... in the process. It's better to propose solutions that can
   be considered. As the process moves forward
   ... we can see if they will be implemented and do what is
   needed, rather than cutting them out too soon.
   ... This also establishes IPR precedent and commitment by
   putting them into the FPWD even if they don't
   ... end up in the final version. This is the wrong time to
   discuss complexity.

   atai: We discussed anchor points in the EBU group some years
   ago with Sean Hayes. We mostly discussed
   ... positioning of the region within the root container. We
   didn't talk about positioning the root container
   ... in relation to the media object. Just a note. I'm not sure
   if we have an option for simplification there.

   glenn: THere are three applications: 1) positioning the root
   container region wrt the display or the media object.
   ... For example a 16:9 display showing a 2:1 media - you may
   want to position the subtitles in the black
   ... bar beneath the video.
   ... 2) Positioning the region within the root container region.
   ... 3) Positioning background images relative to content or a
   region. The border rectangle, padding
   ... rectangle and content rectangle need to be considered.


   <trackbot> issue-213 -- Advance notice of deprecation for
   textOutline -- pending review


     [15] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/213

   glenn: There's no action - I don't propose that we don't
   deprecate textOutline. I'll be drafting the
   ... orthogonal text shadow feature, but they're independent of
   each other.
   ... It's already in TTML1 so I propose to keep it.

   mike: As long as we end up having the 708 features that can't
   be emulated with textOutline (drop shadow support).

   glenn: The way we defined textOutline is that it extends
   perpendicular to the tangent of the outline of the
   ... glyph at any given point, inner or outer. textShadow is an
   x-y offset vector that translates the outline
   ... without changing its size.

   mike: My concern isn't textOutline but making sure we have text

   courtney: I think that means you won't be able to support all
   the FCC regulations in TTML.

   glenn: I'm proposing not deprecating, so both are available,
   and I believe it will support all of the options.
   ... We will need to go through all of the 708 edge styles and
   verify that they can be achieved.

   PROPOSAL: Close this issue.

   close issue-213

   <trackbot> Closed issue-213.


   <trackbot> issue-236 -- Character spacing, i.e. letter-spacing
   -- pending review


     [16] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/236

   glenn: this allows introducing tracking in the same way as CSS
   letter spacing. I've introduced it.


   <trackbot> issue-237 -- Inline space -- pending review


     [17] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/237

   glenn: This is similar - inline space allows the width of an
   inline box that contains some glyphs,
   ... for example a span with some content in it within a
   paragraph. I might want to say 14% of the region
   ... width, etc. It turns out that in CSS and XSL-FO there are
   both width and height properties that apply
   ... to content elements however the semantics are such that for
   inline non-replaced elements like span,
   ... width and height are ignored! So, what to do? It turns out
   there's a nice mechanism in CSS which I'd
   ... overlooked for a while, called display:inline-block. While
   you can't say that an inline block is a
   ... particular width you can say that a block in an inline
   context is a particular width and height. So I
   ... introduced those concepts, and said that they magically
   turn spans into inline blocks to which width
   ... and height can apply. I've tested it in various browsers
   and it does exactly what you'd think it does.


   <trackbot> issue-285 -- Align rendered rows within a region to
   each other, and the set to the region -- pending review


     [18] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/285

   glenn: This is the long standing EBU request for multiRowAlign.
   We've played around with some options.
   ... We looked at flexbox, but I recently realised that the
   inline block mechanism I just described can
   ... satisfy the same requirement. E.g. A paragraph with a
   single span in it, the p being the whole width of
   ... the root container region, and you want to centre the text,
   but align any broken lines left or right to
   ... each other within that centre-aligned paragraph. The inline
   block mechanism allows that too.
   ... You can specify a separate alignment on the content of the
   span and that will allow two alignments,
   ... one to the content of the paragraph and the other to the
   span. My experiments on browsers show
   ... this works as desired. If you specify a textAlign on span,
   which is new, then it results in the promotion of
   ... the span to an inline block for display purposes. That
   would allow for example left justified lines in a
   ... center aligned paragraph.
   ... This separates out the concepts so the existing semantics
   don't have to change.

   atai: This is an interesting approach that the EBU group should
   review. I'm not sure it matches the intended
   ... presentation - does it align multiple lines of text with
   the longest line in the group? For example
   ... a centred first (and longest) line, with the second line
   right aligned to it? Would this work?

   glenn: I'm not sure. I need a written down sample or example to
   check. My proposal does work when
   ... the line breaks are defined with br elements. If two lines
   are wrapped in a span with textAlign="right"
   ... and contained in a paragraph with textAlign="center" then
   it would first layout the block right aligned
   ... and then centre the whole block as the paragraph. So this
   would have the result you want.

   atai: ok

   glenn: I'd be interested in scenarios where this might not
   work, according to my reading of the EBU spec.


   <trackbot> issue-286 -- Extend the background area behind
   rendered text to improve readability -- pending review


     [19] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/286

   glenn: I fixed that by allowing padding to be assigned to a
   span, and saying if done, it must use
   ... box-decoration-break:clone semantics.


   <trackbot> issue-294 -- Style attribute to prevent overflow by
   shrinking text to fit on a line -- pending review


     [20] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/294

   glenn: This is one that I believe John Birch specified and I
   said that the proposal was about content
   ... fitting, e.g. automatically reducing the font size to fit
   the content. Nobody in CSS land or elsewhere
   ... is doing that, so it would be highly complex to implement.
   However the region can now be shrink-fit
   ... to the content. I've proposed a new value for tts:extent:
   "fit-content" that comes out of a CSS3 spec.


   <trackbot> issue-307 -- Conformance language and processor
   profile rather than content profile. -- pending review


     [21] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/tracker/issues/307

   nigel: Since relevant changes have been made I propose to close
   this with no further action.

   close issue-307

   <trackbot> Closed issue-307.


   nigel: Please note the liaison from ITU-R WP 6B which came in
   earlier today and went to member-tt.
   ... They would like a liaison I think, want to know about our
   work on WebVTT and IMSC 1 and how
   ... they relate to each other. They also have some detail
   questions on IMSC 1.

   pal: I'm happy to draft a first response on those IMSC 1

   <scribe> ACTION: pal Draft response to ITU-R liaison re IMSC 1
   questions. [recorded in

   <trackbot> Created ACTION-358 - Draft response to itu-r liaison
   re imsc 1 questions. [on Pierre-Anthony Lemieux - due

   glenn: I notice the liaison also mentions the ARIB-TT

   nigel: Yes, I encourage everyone to have a look at the liaison
   ... For next week we have 1 hour set aside and a lot of issues
   to close on TTML2, hopefully, so in the
   ... interests of time please could everyone discuss them
   offline on the reflector as much as possible, so
   ... we only have to discuss the minimum number of questions?

   [adjourns meeting]

Summary of Action Items

   [NEW] ACTION: pal Draft response to ITU-R liaison re IMSC 1
   questions. [recorded in

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