Open Bug 1395924 Opened 3 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Support all of HTML's character entities in WebVTT

Categories

(Core :: Audio/Video: Playback, enhancement, P3)

enhancement

Tracking

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Tracking Status
firefox57 --- affected

People

(Reporter: zcorpan, Unassigned)

Details

Priority: -- → P3
Can we re-review the priority on this and other WebVTT bugs, please?

According to stats by encoding.com, 30% of all caption content that they transcode is in/for WebVTT (30% for SCC, 30% for CEA608, 1% for DFXP). WebVTT is the dominant Web caption and subtitle format now.

WebVTT is now in CR and Web platform tests are failing in FF in many ways - see
https://wpt.fyi/results/webvtt/parsing/cue-text-parsing/tests/entities.html?label=stable&aligned=true
just for the HTML character entities.

Source:
https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt/blob/master/webvtt/parsing/cue-text-parsing/tests/entities.html
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