On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <
> For all you SMIL fans...
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> From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@... <tmichel%40w3.org>>
> Date: Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:40 AM
> Subject: SMIL 3.0 is a now W3C Recommendation
> To: www-smil <www-smil@... <www-smil%40w3.org>>
> SMIL 3.0 is a now W3C Recommendation
> Here's the news item (currently top story on home page):
> Thierry Michel
> W3C Team Contact for the SYMM Working Group.
> > -----------------------------------
> > Quoting from the Recommendation
> > -----------------------------------
> > This version:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-SMIL3-20081201/
> > Latest SMIL 3 version:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL3/
> > Latest SMIL Recommendation:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/
> > Previous version:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PR-SMIL3-20081006/
> > Editors:
> > Dick Bulterman, CWI - Jack Jansen, CWI - Pablo Cesar, CWI -
> > Sjoerd Mullender, CWI - Eric Hyche, RealNetworks - Marisa
> > DeMeglio, DAISY Consortium - Julien Quint, DAISY Consortium -
> > Hiroshi Kawamura, NRCD - Daniel Weck, NRCD - Xabiel García
> > Pañeda, Universidad de Oviedo - David Melendi, Universidad de
> > Oviedo - Samuel Cruz-Lara, INRIA - Marcin Hanclik ACCESS Co.,
> > Ltd - Daniel F. Zucker, Nokia - Thierry Michel, W3C.
> > Abstract
> > This document specifies the third version of the Synchronized Multimedia
> > Integration Language (SMIL, pronounced "smile"). SMIL 3.0 has the
> > following design 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 [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 industry.
> > Status of this document [excerpts]
> > This document has been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers,
> > and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and is endorsed by the
> > Director as a W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be
> > used as reference material or cited from another document. W3C's role in
> > making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and
> > to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality
> > and interoperability of the Web.
> > This SMIL 3.0 edition is a new version, it extends the functionalities
> > contained in SMIL 2.1 [SMIL21], incorporating new features useful within
> > the industry.
> > This SMIL3.0 W3C Recommendation supersedes the 13 December 2005 SMIL 21
> > Recommendation [SMIL21].
> > The SMIL 3.0 test suite along with an implementation report are publicly
> > released and are intended solely to be used as proof of SMIL 3.0
> > implementability. It is only a snapshot of the actual implementation
> > behaviors at one moment of time, as these implementations may not be
> > immediately available to the public. The interoperability data is not
> > intended to be used for assessing or grading the performance of any
> > individual implementation.
> > This document has been produced by the SYMM Working Group as part of the
> > W3C Synchronized Multimedia Activity, following the procedures set out
> > for the W3C Process. The goals of the SYMM Working Group are discussed
> > in the SYMM Working Group Charter. The authors of this document are the
> > SYMM Working Group members. Different parts of the document have
> > different editors.
> > Please report errors in this document to www-smil@...<www-smil%40w3.org>- (public
> > archives) including the prefix '[SMIL30 REC]' in the subject line.
> > This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
> > 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent
> > disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that
> > page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual
> > who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes
> > contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance
> > with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
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