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Re: XML format for captions?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 14:14:26 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <20284.>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Yeah, the DFXP (which began life being called "timed text format") should
be exactly what you are after.

Essentially it is some basic HTML elements and some SMIL timing attributes
(plus some layout attributes). I don't see it being controversial enough
to change a whole lot, although I have only skimmed the draft.

If you were looking for an alternative that could be used as a delivery
format you might think about animated SVG text. (I would have liked the
timed text group to have though more about it than they did, but there you
go :-)



Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org

<quote who="Matt May">
> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

>> 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) .
> That sounds like you're looking for DFXP, the Distribution Format
> Exchange Profile. The first Working Draft of that came out at the
> beginning of November.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-ttaf1-dfxp-20041101/
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