[uf-discuss] RFC: sHTML Video Thumbnailing

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon May 28 14:04:39 PDT 2007

Hello Benjamin,

On 5/28/07, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> >> Ah. Okay, I hadn't understood that's what you were saying. I think
> >> putting the thumbnail alternative text in quotation punctuation is
> >> potentially problematic unless the alternative text is actually a
> >> quotation from the video's dialogue.
> >
> > What if there is no video dialogue?
> Sorry, it's my fault for being oblique but that was actually my point.
> Not all videos have dialogue and not all dialogue would make the most
> suitable thumbnail alternative text. Hence <q> is not generally an
> appropriate element for enclosing the thumbnail.

Keep in mind though, that this sHTML suggestion is based on accepting
that a video thumbnail being enough like a quote to use the <q>
element.  (I.e., accepting that a video thumbnail is a quote from a

If you don't accept that, fair enough.

But all this is based on that.

(But perhaps that's what you were trying to push... that you don't accept that.)

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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