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Bug 18659 - WebVTT: Consider introducing a setting to make lines grow upwards
Summary: WebVTT: Consider introducing a setting to make lines grow upwards
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: TextTracks CG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebVTT (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Silvia Pfeiffer
QA Contact: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
Whiteboard: v2
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-23 07:36 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2013-04-14 23:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Simon Pieters 2012-08-23 07:36:58 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #17273 +++

Currently if you set line:-2 and the line wraps, the -1 line gets filled with text. If you wanted to have the -1 line "free", that seems annoying, especially since you can't know if the line will wrap or not.

Use case: authoring subtitles and wanting to avoid overlapping a particular part of
the video, for instance a sign.

Proposed solution: introduce a setting to make horizontal lines grow upwards instead of downwards.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-10-26 23:50:29 UTC
If you don't want to overlap something, you wouldn't use the line-based subtitle mechanism, since that depends a lot on the font size, which could be entirely up to the user. The 'lines' mode is intended for when there are multiple lines of subtitles going in and out around each other, e.g. multiple people talking. It would be good to get a bunch of examples of those specific cases and see whether they grow up or down (or never spill to multiple lines, which I suspect might be the more common case...).