[whatwg] media resources: addressing media fragments through URIs spec

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 05:11:44 PDT 2010

Hi all,

The W3C WG for media fragments has published a Last Call Working Draft
at http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/ .

The idea of the spec is to enable addressing sub-parts of audio-visual
resources through URIs, such as http://example.com/video.ogv?t=10,40
to address seconds 10-40 out of video.ogv. This is relevant for use in
the <audio> and <video> elements and can help focus the playback to a
specific subpart.

This specification will provide "deep linking" as a standard
specification for media resources.

Incidentally, such functionality is also available at YouTube, see

"The Working Group encourages feedback about this document by
developers and researchers who have interest in multimedia content
addressing and retrieval on the web and by developers and researchers
who have interest in Semantic Web technologies for content description
and annotation. Please send comments about this document to
public-media-fragment at w3.org mailing list (public archive) by 27
August 2010."


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