[whatwg] Remove addCueRange/removeCueRanges

David Singer singer at apple.com
Thu Aug 13 10:31:41 PDT 2009

At 10:31  +0200 13/08/09, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>We would like to request that 
>addCueRange/removeCueRanges be dropped from the 
>spec before going into Last Call. We are not 
>satisfied with it and want to see it replaced 
>with a solution that includes (scriptless) timed 
>text (a.k.a captions/subtitles). I don't think 
>that this will be finished in time for Last Call 
>however, because we need implementor experience 
>to write a good spec. However, we have no 
>intention of implementing both cue ranges and 
>its replacement, so it is better if the spec 
>doesn't provide any solution for now.
>I have been briefly in contact with other 
>browser vendors and while I cannot speak for 
>them here, I hope those that agree will chime in 
>if necessary.

We reluctantly agree.  We suggested a re-think a 
year ago, and though that got some support, it 
didn't get the editor's support.  We do not have 
an implementation of the current spec., and don't 
expect to.


We do think the functionality is important, and 
are saddened to agree with this proposal, however.
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.

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