[whatwg] Timed tracks for <video>

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Jul 23 03:48:42 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> >
>> > The WebSRT stuff itself is pretty modular, it's just two sections:
>> >
>> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete/video.html#websrt-0
>> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete/rendering.html#timed-tracks-0
>> That is good to know, though it's unfortunate that this has to be asked
>> and isn't obvious by reading the spec.
> It's _somewhat_ obvious; it's the only sections with "WebSRT" in their
> name in the table of contents. :-)
> Never wanting to be the one getting in the way of your happiness, though,
> I hereby present you with the WebSRT sections of the HTML spec extracted
> for your pleasure:
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/websrt.html
> HTH.

Yay! It definitely!

>> > In the meantime, the main place to start right now is the syntax of
>> > the WebSRT file, which is defined separate from the parser:
>> >
>> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete/video.html#syntax-0
>> Good to know that this is on the way. I tried reading the section you
>> are quoting, but it was still more work than I have feel like I have
>> time for, especially given that I'm not an expert on timed text. I
>> suspect I'll just end up waiting until the introductory sections are
>> available.
> Right-o. Shouldn't be too long. Is there anything else that would help
> with any implementation work, should it prove to be implementation-worthy?
> Other than a test suite, that is.

I'll have to do more reviewing. Will let you know if I find anything.

/ Jonas

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