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Re: Issue CR#204: collated text transcript

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 09:12:17 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000306090528.00a877d0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Madeleine Rothberg <madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>
Cc: "W3C-WAI-UA" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
I talked to Ian about this issue.  While there is currently not any markup
that allows authors to indicate explicitly collated text.  It may appear in
a future recommendation of SMIL or some other technology and until that
time the reference to collated text in the checkpoint will not mean very
much (see applicability clauses of a checkpoint).  But to make the document
forward looking, collated text was included.  

Do you think that there should be mark up in the future to indicate
collated text transcriptions?

Do you think that with our current applicability clause it is alright to
include it now?


At 05:18 PM 3/2/00 -0500, Madeleine Rothberg wrote:
>I apologize for missing today's meeting. I was on a conflicting
>conference call. I wanted to comment on issue CR#204. Here are
>the minutes from today's call followed by MR: and then my comments.
>9) CR#204: 
>   http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html#204
>   Add collated text to Checkpoint 2.6 and 4.8 or create a new
>   checkpoint at lower priority 
>   Proposed Resolution: 
>   1.Add collated text to checkpoints
>     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JanMar/0343.html 
>   MK: If it's not synchronized, no problem.
>   IJ: Is this more burdensome than a caption?
>   MK: Same as caption.
>   Resolved: Adopt Eric's proposal.
>   Action IJ: Review Eric's proposal by Friday.
>MR: a text transcript would be the same content as the captions, but
>without synchronization. A collated text transcript includes both the
>captions (of the audio information) and the text of the description
>(of the visual information). I thought we had resolved not to include a 
>requirement on UAs for either kind of transcript because the current W3C
>spec for SMIL does not support the identification of those elements. 
>See minutes from 22 December 1999 at:
>Authors can and should provide transcripts anyway, however the UA
>doesn't yet have a means to work with them programmatically.
>Madeleine Rothberg
>The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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