[whatwg] Progress on video accessibility
philipj at opera.com
Fri Jul 31 01:05:54 PDT 2009
On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 05:36:40 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am curious about comments to this proposal and suggestions for
> I have not yet developed an improved specification, but instead have
> collected feedback at
I have already given feedback on this (see above link) and am supportive
of the general approach taken with this. I think the core functionality is
pretty basic -- external subtitles/captions are displayed together with
the video. The points that seem most important to me to work out at this
* DOM interfaces. These should be the same regardless of source
(external/internal) and format. I also believe these ranges have event
listeners, so as to replace the cue ranges interface.
* Security. What restrictions should apply for cross-origin loading?
* Complexity. There is no limit to the complexity one could argue for
(bouncing ball multi-color karaoke with fan translations/annotations
anyone?). We should accept that some use cases will require creative use
of scripts/SVG/etc and not even try to solve them up-front. Draw a line
and stick to it.
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