Monday, October 6th, 2008
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (or SMIL) 3.0 has now become a proposed recommendation at the W3C. SMIL hasn’t been widely used, but some of it is widely supported thanks to ACID tests that had the browser vendors put it in.
3.0 has the following goals:
- Define an XML-based language that allows authors to write interactive
multimedia presentations. Using SMIL, an author may describe the temporal
behaviour of a multimedia presentation, associate hyperlinks with media
objects and describe the layout of the presentation on a screen.
- Allow reusing of SMIL syntax and semantics in other XML-based
languages, in particular those who need to represent timing and
synchronization. For example, SMIL components are used for integrating
timing into XHTML [XHTML10] and into SVG
- Extend the functionalities contained in the SMIL 2.1 [SMIL21] into
new or revised SMIL 3.0 modules.
- Define new SMIL 3.0 Profiles incorporating features useful within the
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:32 pm