[whatwg] Google Feedback on the HTML5 media a11y specifications

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 16 04:15:57 PST 2011

On 2011/02/16 00:23 (GMT-0800) Kevin Marks composed:

> Classic TV required this (especially with overscan), but on modern TV's
> there is often a letterbox or pillarbox are that captions should go in. On
> a decent-sized computer screen, there is no real excuse for obscuring the
> video with the captions rather than putting them underneath or alongside.

Pillarboxes are too narrow for reasonable line lengths of legible text.
Letterboxes, except during commercials, which are commonly double boxed, are
uncommon on 16:9 HDTVs. "Decent" sized computer screens are uncommon any more
in stores. Most are now just miniaturized 16:9 HDTVs, too short for
letterboxing to contain captions.
"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose
understanding rather than silver." Proverbs 16:16 NKJV

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