[Ogg a11y] <video> + srt
silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 17:25:27 PST 2008
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Geoff Freed <geoff_freed at wgbh.org> wrote:
> Hi, Silvia:
> I don't mean to say that only one format should be supported-- sorry if I didn't make that clear. However, my concern is that you support formats from the beginning which provide authors and viewers with features that are useful. While srt captions might be the quick-and-easy solution, they don't provide much beyond that advantage. Starting with the simple format makes some sense, but if you anticipate and provide for the needs of authors and viewers from the start (styling, for example, for both captions *and* foreign-language subtitles) you will save yourself work in the future.
> Finally (and I'll stop beating the horse after this last point...), you can set a good example by including a standards-based text-display format-- DFXP-- from the very beginning, even as you include the non-standard srt. The more that people use it, and see it in use, the better chance it has of being widely and quickly adopted.
Fair enough. :-)
However, I am also very much aware of the shortcomings of DFXP and
would rather keep our options to make a different format the future
standard open by not so strongly pushing DFXP. I guess this is where
we disagree. I just don't see DFXP as the best possible solution. :-)
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