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[webvtt] Issue: Expose the fallback language in the API marked as i18n

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:11:46 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
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r12a has just labeled an issue for https://github.com/w3c/webvtt as 

== Expose the fallback language in the API ==
In #257 I made it possible for the "List of WebVTT Node Objects" 
object to have an "applicable language", but this can't be exposed in 
`getCueAsHTML()` since that object maps to a `DocumentFragment`, which
 can't have a `lang` attribute.

One way to make this work is to change from `DocumentFragment` to an 
HTML `div` or `span` element, and set `lang` on it if is has an 
"applicable language".

Existing scripts that just insert whatever comes out of 
`getCueAsHTML()` to the document should continue to work, it would 
just get an extra element. I suppose `span` is a bit more versatile 
than `div` because it is allowed in more places (e.g. in a `p` 
element). OTOH, just dumping all cues and have them be separated from 
each other by default could be nice.

An alternative could be to have the fallback language be a property of
 `TextTrack`, and have JS be responsible for setting a `lang` 
attribute on a container element in which it inserts cues with 

See https://github.com/w3c/webvtt/issues/258
Received on Friday, 21 October 2016 10:11:55 UTC

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