[whatwg] Video, Closed Captions, and Audio Description Tracks

On Oct 8, 2007, at 22:05, Dave Singer wrote:

> We suggested two ways to achieve captioning (a) by selection of  
> element, at the HTML level ('if you need captions, use this resource')

Makes sense to me in case of open captions burned onto the video track.

> and (b) styling of elements at the HTML level ('this video can be  
> asked to display captions').

I don't quite understand how this would work. Closed captioning  
availability seems more like an intrinsic feature of the video file  
and the preference to have captions rendered seems like a boolean  
pref--not style.

> Should we (Apple) edit this into the Wiki,

Please do. The wiki is open for editing.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:53:20 UTC