[whatwg] re-thinking "cue ranges"

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 22 15:00:44 PDT 2008

On Tue, 22 Jul 2008, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> > 
> > What are the use cases you think are basic? It's unclear to me what 
> > isn't being solved. Here's one use case, a slide deck:
> The most obvious use case in my mind is displaying captions/subtitles.

I'd much, much ratio subtitles were done by the user agent natively based 
on captions actually included in the video data. We shouldn't rely on 
authors to provide accessibility features.

Having said that, changing the code I gave in my last e-mail to support 
captions is pretty trivial -- simply add an "exit" callback that empties 
the current subtitles display. The rest is basically the same.

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