- 1 Timed Text Working Group
- 1.1 Overview
- 1.2 Publications
- 1.3 Test Suites
- 1.4 Implementations and Specifications
- 1.5 TTWG Working Group F2F meetings
- 1.6 Working methods
- 1.7 Changes to products
- 1.8 Issues and Pull Requests
- 1.9 New features
- 1.10 CSS
- 1.11 Actions
- 1.12 Mail archive
- 1.13 Change Proposals
- 1.14 Evidence of Wide Review
- 1.15 TTML Action Items
- 1.16 TTML Documentation
Timed Text Working Group
The Timed Text Working Group (TTWG) develops W3C Recommendations for online media captioning by developing and maintaining new versions and profiles of TTML (Timed Text Markup Language) and WebVTT (Web Video Text Tracks) based on implementation experience and interoperability feedback, and the creation of semantic mappings between those languages. The group also develops usage notes and manages registries to support implementors.
This is the Wiki for the activities associated with the updating of the Timed Text publications.
The TTWG operates under the Latest Operative W3C Process for all documents currently on the Recommendation Track.
The group's publications are listed in detail on the Publications page.
Some important Documents
|TTML1 (Second Edition)||Recommendation||24 September 2013|
|TTML2||Working Draft||06 January 2017|
|WebVTT||Working Draft||8 December 2015|
|IMSC1||Recommendation||21 April 2016|
|Mapping Between TTML and WebVTT||Editor's Draft (Note)||n/a|
|TTML Media Type Definition and Profile Registry||Working Group Note||17 January 2017.|
|TTML Role Registry||wiki||n/a.|
|Using the ITU BT.2100 PQ EOTF with the PNG Format||Editor's Draft (Note)||n/a|
The TTML specification allows users to define and use roles for elements, in order to manage this across disparate organisations (without resorting to using complex namespaced prefixes) a set of roles is recorded in the TTML role registry page.
- IMSC Test Suite. Consists of IMSC documents and corresponding exemplar renders as PNG images. Version 1.0.0, Released 8 August 2017, provides coverage for IMSC1 Text and Image profile documents.
Implementations and Specifications
See Timed Text Efforts and Specifications for a high-level list of TTML and WebVTT implementations.
TTWG Working Group F2F meetings
|9-10 November 2017 during TPAC17 in Burlingame, CA||Minutes: both days.|
|12-13 January 2017 at BBC in London , UK||Minutes: day 1, day 2.|
|19-20 September 2016 TPAC in Lisbon, Portugal||Minutes: day 1, Joint meeting with Web & TV IG, day 2|
|26-30 oct TPAC 2015 in Sapporo, Japan||Minutes: day 1, day 2.|
|9-10 April 2015 in the US , Las Vegas||Minutes: day 1, day 2.|
|2014 Oct (TPAC) F2F in Santa Clara USA||Minutes: both days.|
|2014 Sep F2F in Geneva Switzerland||Minutes: day 1, day 2.|
|2013 Nov (TPAC) F2F in Shenzen China||Minutes: day 1, day 2.|
The TTWG currently operates different working methods for development of TTML2 and IMSC than for WebVTT.
TTML2 and IMSC and other documents are generally discussed in weekly telephone conferences. Work on WebVTT tends to happen in github and on the reflector.
Those products that are managed with tracker are listed at products. Users of these products may identify issues within them, either before or after publication, and may wish to contribute developments, ideas or editorial changes to a product prior to publication.
Changes to products
Issues and Pull Requests
Issues that need further elaboration can be documented and discussed by adding a page link here.
- Issue 151 Clarify syncbase in SMPTE continuous mode
For development of new TTML features it is preferred that the features are described within #Change Proposals and discussed prior to approval either by teleconference meetings, usually held weekly, at face to face meetings, held on an occasional basis, or on the public email reflector which is archived here. The Chair approves change proposals according to the W3C consensus policy.
For examples of TTML styling (including IMSC and TTML2) that is currently difficult to map into CSS see TTML/CSSRequirements.
As we look to creating the next version of the specification to address open issues we will adopt a lightweight change proposal mechanism. These change proposals are recorded in the Change Proposal Index
Evidence of Wide Review
- Guidelines and page detailing WebVTT Wide Review
- Guidelines and disposition steps and labels for TTM2 Wide Review
TTML Action Items
Action items are tracked.
You can help by providing Timed Text Documentation.