Editing the Skeleton and CMML standards

In the last few weeks, I’ve created an Internet-Draft (I-D – a draft specification of an IETF RFC) for the Ogg Skeleton meta track, and updated the CMML I-D to include a new element called “caption” (CMML DTD). All of this is work that should have been done a long time ago, but I only got the motivation for it through the WHATWG work on HTML5 which will take Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis as baseline codecs. Since liboggplay is the key open source library that implements this baseline codec support, and liboggplay supports Annodex, it seems plausible that Annodex (which adds essentially Skeleton + CMML) will be available in Web browsers of the future. So, now is the time to fix up the few open issues that remain and cast the specifications into readable I-Ds.

If you haven’t seen the great functionality that will be available with liboggplay, you should check out the liboggplay javascript API. I’ve seen Shane make a demo web page through which you can toy with the javascript API, but haven’t got the link available right now.

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