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Re: Issues: Part 2 - #16 through #43

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 22:31:46 -0500
Message-Id: <199911260328.WAA27058@lima.epix.net>
To: Bryan Campbell <bryany@pathcom.com>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
The difference between captioning and "closed caption," in general, is that
a caption describes the thing above (or more generally explains it's
relevance to the topic under discussion), while "closed caption" is
generally thought of as the text that is displayed in synchronization with
the visual portion of an audio-visual display.  The difference between the
two, I think, is that the "closed caption" text is thought of as being time
synced with other actions.  This is the difference between a closed caption
and a transcript.

I would think that our language should preserve that distinction.

Denis Anson

>From: Bryan Campbell <bryany@pathcom.com>
>To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject: Re: Issues: Part 2 - #16 through #43
>Date: Thu, Nov 25, 1999, 9:33 AM

> 24-11-99 I said
> On "closed caption" this page http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/research/namgallery/ I
> just hit shows the Web uses the term caption to describe 1 photo as noted
>>many Web pages offer display of a photo or caption that is a text
> description of 1
>>photo analogous a to newspaper caption of a photo
> Following the established Web usage seems wise since TV's provision of
> "closed caption" as moving text makes the term "closed caption" widely
> understood
> Regards,
> Bryan
> ->"It has been said the pebbles can't stop the avalanche, guess the pebbles
> didn't have access to the Web!"
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