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Bug 28182 - Optional colon in cue settings
Summary: Optional colon in cue settings
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: TextTracks CG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebVTT (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: Web Media Text Tracks CG
URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/webvtt/
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Reported: 2015-03-09 20:03 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2015-03-10 12:54 UTC (History)
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Description Simon Pieters 2015-03-09 20:03:03 UTC
"A WebVTT cue setting name.
An optional U+003A COLON (colon) character.
An optional WebVTT cue setting value."

Surely the colon should not be optional if there is a value?
Comment 1 Silvia Pfeiffer 2015-03-09 21:36:34 UTC
Good point, I think you're right.
Comment 2 Philip J├Ągenstedt 2015-03-10 06:04:37 UTC
History: https://github.com/w3c/webvtt/commit/b82c0c5cce22d3bc7ae80087e2add3d6165b3564

I can't say I really understand the original change, why do we need the extra layer of syntax here?
Comment 3 Silvia Pfeiffer 2015-03-10 11:29:08 UTC
Was introduced to allow region specification and prepared for other metadata headers.
Comment 4 Simon Pieters 2015-03-10 12:08:36 UTC
It seems the parser drops settings without a colon.
Comment 5 Silvia Pfeiffer 2015-03-10 12:54:27 UTC
(In reply to Simon Pieters from comment #4)
> It seems the parser drops settings without a colon.

Yes, that makes sense. The "optional" should be removed.