[whatwg] Google Feedback on the HTML5 media a11y specifications

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Feb 15 03:57:02 PST 2011

Following up on a use case discussed earlier, an alternative approach
for adding mid-cue comments, such as editor notes, would be to wrap
them in a class: <c.c>comment</c>.  It's a little awkward, but has the
advantage of allowing the comments to be displayed within the
displayed captions just by changing the style attached to the class.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 5:09 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> 1. Authors are encouraged to not manually line-break

I think that, no matter what you do, people will insert line breaks in
cues.  I'd follow the HTML model here: convert newlines to spaces and
have a separate, explicit line break like <br> if needed, so people
don't manually line-break unless they actually mean to.

Related to line breaking, should there be an   escape?  Inserting
nbsp literally into files is somewhat annoying for authoring, since
they're indistinguishable from regular spaces.

Glenn Maynard

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