WHATWG Weekly: Synchronized Media
Probably the most interesting proposal last week was an email by Silvia Pfeiffer on a Multitrack Media API. Specifically, how to synchronize media resources for the purposes of e.g. sign language and independent audio description tracks. Jeroen Wijering suggested this should be handled in a manifest, outside of HTML.
Interesting implementation-wise, Emiliano Martinez Luque announced he wrote a Microdata library for PHP.
Two weeks ago Frank Olivier from Microsoft wrote a Change Proposal for
playbackRate that I missed. Namely that user agents can ignore it being set if they cannot change the speed at which the media resource plays.
Related to change proposals the W3C HTML WG now has a straw poll going on as to whether WAI-ARIA should be allowed to override native HTML semantics.
- Skype submitted An Architectural Framework for Browser based Real-Time Communications (RTC) to the IETF.
- Drew Wilson asked about Web Workers and garbage collection.
- Charles Pritchard requested for the maxWidth argument to be removed.
- Bjartur Thorlacius thinks
<meta name=application-name>ought to be generalized.
- Mark Miller pointed out that the guys behind ECMAScript are working on a better random API as well.
- Michael Nordman once again asked for the application cache feature to be changed so that it can be used better by dynamic pages. I.e. the page itself is not pinned to the cache, but its associated resources are.