Quicktime Multimedia Authoring - Nearly Dead?

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 25 11:10:46 EDT 2006

Go this from: http://www.w3.org/TR/XHTMLplusSMIL/

'The XHTML+SMIL profile defines a set of XHTML abstract modules that 
support a subset of the SMIL 2.0 specification.  It includes 
functionality from SMIL 2.0 modules providing support for animation, 
content control, media objects, timing and synchronization, and 
transition effects. The profile also integrates SMIL 2.0 features 
directly with XHTML and CSS, describing how SMIL can be used to 
manipulate XHTML and CSS features. Additional semantics are defined for 
some XHTML elements and CSS properties.'

Now, me thinks of Rev's XML cards, streaming data...



Richard Gaskin wrote:
> David Bovill wrote:
>  > First it means SMIL is dead. That is because  podcasts and
>  > iPod are not built on SMIL - so use it for now but don't
>  > expect the standard to evolve.
> Oh, but SMIL has already evolved far beyond Apple's weak support for it. 
>  While I agree with the assessment that Apple's NIH syndrome ("Not 
> Invented Here") apparently prevents them from fully capitalizing on this 
> open standard, SMIL has one characteristic which has not yet been fully 
> exploited:
> As an ASCII-based format rather than a proprietary binary one, SMIL 
> lends itself uniquely well to dynamically-generated content.
> Don't underestimate the value of the allmighty dollar (or Euro, as the 
> case may be).  SMIL allows netcasters to insert advertising content 
> specific to the viewer, perhaps more easily than any alternative.

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