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[whatwg] Captions, Subtitles and the Video Element

From: Jeff Walden <jwalden+whatwg@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:17:56 -0800
Message-ID: <499F3A24.5040007@mit.edu>
On 20.2.09 05:54, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Greg Millam wrote:
>> * All timed text tracks encoded in the video file are added to the
>> list, as an implicit caption element.
>
> I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but I don't think implying a new
> element in the HTML based on text tracks within the media file is a good
> idea, and nor is it necessary. Instead, the UA just needs to obtain a
> list of available text tracks by combining those embedded within the
> media file with those linked to from the HTML, and make them all
> available to the user.

I think I agree with this; that <caption> or whatever would magically appear in the DOM as media data is downloaded (and in an unpredictable manner, from the point of view of the page author) seems baroque and unexpected.

Jeff
Received on Friday, 20 February 2009 15:17:56 UTC

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