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Bug 8659 - Media events to indicate captions and audio descriptions
Summary: Media events to indicate captions and audio descriptions
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: a11y, a11ytf, media
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-06 11:02 UTC by Gez Lemon
Modified: 2013-03-19 22:53 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Gez Lemon 2010-01-06 11:02:57 UTC
Propose adding additional media events to indicate whether captions and audio descriptions are present, turned on, etc.
Comment 1 Philip J├Ągenstedt 2010-01-06 13:31:27 UTC
Just events in themselves aren't very useful. What we need is a full API for track selection, please bring such suggestions to the mailing list for discussion, as no one is completely pleased with any suggestion solution so far.
Comment 2 Michael Cooper 2010-02-04 16:36:56 UTC
HTML Accessibility Task force making this a formal tracked bug for the TF.
Comment 3 Michael Cooper 2010-02-04 16:42:44 UTC
Removing myself from cc list, default on bug edits is to add, but I'm only acting on behalf of HTML A11Y TF which is already cc'd.
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-02-14 10:18:40 UTC
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: I agree that we need an API for getting the timed-track data. I'm waiting for the browsers to catch up with what we have so far before expanding the media API further.
Comment 5 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-02-14 10:19:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Change Description: see diff given below

Correction; no change has yet been applied to the spec.
Comment 6 Michael Cooper 2011-03-10 16:44:41 UTC
Relates to ISSUE-152
Comment 7 Michael[tm] Smith 2013-01-24 07:34:45 UTC
This bug was cloned to create HTML WG bug 19027.
Comment 8 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2013-03-19 22:53:40 UTC
This is now supported.