[whatwg] Captions, Subtitles and the Video Element

Jeff Walden jwalden+whatwg at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 20 15:17:56 PST 2009

On 20.2.09 05:54, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 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.

I think I agree with this; that <caption> or whatever would magically appear in the DOM as media data is downloaded (and in an unpredictable manner, from the point of view of the page author) seems baroque and unexpected.


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