[whatwg] Thoughts on video accessibility
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 15 16:16:52 PDT 2009
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Calogero Alex Baldacchino wrote:
> A flying thought: why not thinking also to a further option for
> embedding everything in a sort of "all-in-one" html page generated on
> the fly when downloading, making of it a global container for video and
> text to be consumed by UAs (while maintaining the opportunity to
> download a video as a separate file, of course)? For instance, the video
> itself might become the base64-encoded (or otherwise acceptably encoded)
> value of a data-* attribute (or a more specific attribute) to be decoded
> by a script (as well generated on the fly) and served to the video
> better, the UA might do that itself by supporting the "data:" protocol
> as a valid source for the video, or a fragid pointing to an element
> following the </video> tag, perhaps a <paintext> or something else, and
> containing the encoded video); while text elements might wrap the
> corresponding timed text file, to be embedded into the page as bare
> text, similarly to a script code -- if a certain format contained <text>
> tag, those might be changed into <text> or similarly (or perhaps
> the file content might be encoded as well) to avoid conflicts with html
> Of course, it's a "first-glance" idea, and needs further considerations
> on its reliability (e.g. such an html page perhaps shouldn't be the
> source set for a video in another page, and an option should be provided
> to extract embedded contet; seeking might require a sequential decoding
> to reach a desired point, and so on).
This idea seems out of scope for HTML5; it can already be done using
features like multipart/related or data: URLs.
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