Closed Bug 1269712 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago
A <track kind=invalid> should behave like metadata, not subtitles
This is a deliberate change from preexisting behavior, see https://www.w3.org/2015/10/28-htmlcue-minutes.html https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/293 No other UA has adopted yet AFAIK (didn't test Edge or Safari). The change will allow deploying new <track kind>s without confusing browsers that don't yet support them. Hopefully there aren't too many existing invalid <track kind>s in deployed content that will break. This will be tested in wpt (current test is out-of-date): https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/pull/2941
IIUC, this will regress sites that used invalid kind values and relied on them being treated as "subtitles". Bugs in other UAs (no comments there yet): https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=608772 https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157311 https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/7426340/
Attachment #8748578 - Flags: review?(bzbarsky)
Comment on attachment 8748578 [details] [diff] [review] 0001-Bug-1269712-track-kind-invalid-should-behave-like-me.patch r=me, but this needs an intent to ship at least. And possibly telemetry for how often invalid track kinds are used (compared to valid ones) before we ship this.
Attachment #8748578 - Flags: review?(bzbarsky) → review+
Posted the site compatibility doc: https://www.fxsitecompat.com/en-CA/docs/2016/invalid-track-kind-will-be-treated-as-metadata-instead-of-subtitles/
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