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Re: XML format for captions?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 11:48:10 +0000
Message-ID: <41A9BAFA.2050804@splintered.co.uk>
To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Matt May wrote:

 > SMIL:
 > http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-smil/
 > SAMI is also XML(-like), and runs on Windows Media:

 > MAGpie can generate either:
 > http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/
 > http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/magpie_help/


thanks, but maybe I should have been a little clearer. I have used SMIL 
before, most recently http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/66/
What I was after was something just to store the caption text in XML 
format (not QText) so it can easily be repurposed and transformed on the 
fly into QText for Quicktime SMIL, an HTML transcript and possibly any 
other standard formats that may be used by companies providing "proper" 
captioning (closed or open) .

It could well be that I'll have to devise my own, if there's nothing 
standardised out there. As I said, it wouldn't be a delivery format, 
only a storage one...

Patrick H. Lauke
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