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Re: [Reminder]: SMIL Timesheets 1.0 Last Call Transition Announcement

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:07:31 +0100
Message-ID: <47B55653.3040803@w3.org>
To: marghanita@ramin.com.au
CC: public-html@w3.org

Marghanita,

Thanks for your comment.


I read in SMIL Timesheets 1.0 introduction the following statement

"This document defines an XMLdefines an XML-based timing language that 
makes SMIL 3.0 element and attribute timing control available to a wide 
range of other XML-based languages. This language allows SMIL timing to 
be integrated into a wide variety of a-temporal languages, even when 
several such languages are combined in a compound document. Because of 
its similarity with external style and positioning descriptions in the 
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language, this functionality has been termed 
SMIL Timesheets.
SMIL Timesheets can be seen as a temporal counterpart of CSS. Whereas 
CSS defines the spatial layout of the document and formatting of the 
elements,SMIL Timesheets specify which elements are active at a certain 
moment and what their temporal scope is within a document. And as with 
CSS, SMIL Timesheets can be reused in multiple documents, which can 
provide a common temporal framework for multimedia presentations with 
different contents but identical storylines. The document can be shown 
in a user agent even if SMIL Timesheets are not supported, since the 
contents and the layout are still governed by the document itself. Of 
course, the temporal aspect of the document is then lost, since all the 
elements are active all the time."


Could you please say what else should we say to explain positioning of 
SMIL Timesheets and what it offers ?
What do you find unclear ?



There is also an example showing how to combine SMIL Timesheets with 
XHTML, for a simple slide show. This is just one example showing how to 
add timing with SMIL Timesheets to an XML-based languages, like XHTML.

Should we have  another example with another ML-based language ?

Thanks for your suggestion.

Thierry.





  da Cruz wrote:
> Hi Thierry,
> 
> As someone who has dabbled in Video on the Web and SMIL, reading through 
> the
> abstract and introduction I found it difficult to position the timesheets.
> 
> It would help, those outside the SMIL group, to position the SMIL 
> timesheets if
> the abstract and introduction provided an elaboration of what SMIL 
> is/offers.
> 
> Perhaps and Audience section would also help.
> 
> Marghanita
> 
> Thierry Michel wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> The Last Call review period for SMIL Timesheets 1.0 extends until 15 
>> Febuary 2008.
>>
>> We have not yet received your comments on the public mailing 
>> www-smil@w3.org,
>>
>>   In particular, comments from the following groups:
>>
>>     - Compound Documents Format Working Group
>>     - CSS Working Group
>>     - HTML Working Group
>>     - Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group
>>     - Members of the Hypertext Coordination Group
>>
>> When do you plan to send your review ?
>> Let us know if you need more delay.
>>
>>
>> Thierry.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thierry Michel wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>>
>>>  The SYMM Working Group has published its First and Last Call Working
>>> Draft of the  SMIL Timesheets 1.0
>>>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-timesheets-20080110/
>>>
>>> This document defines an XML timing language that makes SMIL 3.0 element
>>> and attribute timing control available to a wide range of other XML
>>> languages. This language allows SMIL timing to be integrated into a wide
>>> variety of a-temporal languages, even when several such languages are
>>> combined in a compound document. Because of its similarity with external
>>> style and positioning descriptions in the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
>>> language, this functionality has been termed SMIL Timesheets.
>>>
>>> The SYMM WG actively requests members of related WG's to read and
>>> comment on these technologies.
>>>
>>> The Last Call review period for this document extends until 15 Febuary
>>>  2008. Please send comments to the public mailing www-smil@w3.org,
>>>  including the prefix'[Timesheets LC comment]' in the subject line.
>>>
>>>
>>>  In particular, we invite comments from the following groups:
>>>
>>>    - Compound Documents Format Working Group
>>>    - CSS Working Group
>>>    - HTML Working Group
>>>    - Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group
>>>    - Members of the Hypertext Coordination Group
>>>
>>>
>>>  Patent disclosure page of this SYMM WG is at
>>>  http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35663/status
>>>
>>>  The SYMM WG approval for Last Call publication is at
>>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/symm/2008Jan/0021.html
>>>  There is no formal objection associated with this document.
>>>
>>>
>>>  Best regards,
>>>  Thierry Michel  Team contact, on behalf of the co-Chairs, SYMM
>>> Working Group
>>>
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 
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