[whatwg] Captions, Subtitles and the Video Element

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Fri Feb 20 05:54:57 PST 2009

Greg Millam wrote:
>   * All timed text tracks encoded in the video file are added to the
> list, as an implicit caption element.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but I don't think implying a new 
element in the HTML based on text tracks within the media file is a good 
idea, and nor is it necessary.  Instead, the UA just needs to obtain a 
list of available text tracks by combining those embedded within the 
media file with those linked to from the HTML, and make them all 
available to the user.

>   * Caption tags, when displayed, count as <span
> class="caption">...</span> unless they have style associated with them
> (uncommon). So they can be tweaked via CSS. Whether by the author or
> overridden by useragent.

I do not understand what you mean here.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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