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RE: Why use time as a unit of measurement? (was: Proposal 0.0)

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:33:19 -0800
Message-Id: <p05200e59ba71e9c27ae3@[]>
To: Erik Hodge <ehodge@real.com>, Johnb@screen.subtitling.com, public-tt@w3.org

At 16:23 -0800 2/13/03, Erik Hodge wrote:
>At 12:47 PM 2/13/2003 -0800, Dave Singer wrote:
>>However, it seems that if we use XML it might be possible to 
>>construct a document which uses both the SMIL and timed text 
>>namespaces, and which combines the timed text element definitions 
>>and the SMIL layup in one XML document.  This would have other 
>>advantages too (it's already a pain the number of 
>>loads/stream-opens one has to do with SMIL, and it ought to be 
>>possible to embed the text in the SMIL to avoid yet more for small 
>>text captions etc.).
>>David Singer
>>Apple Computer/QuickTime
>It is possible to embed media using a "data URL".  Our SMIL 2.0
>implementation handles these.  The format is (roughly):
>    src="data:[mime type],[data represented as syntactically-valid URI]".
>and is more precisely defined here: ftp://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2397.txt
>  <ref dur="10s" region="r1" src="data:text/plain,This%20is%20some%20text."/>
>I've seen this used for (small) images, RealText, and plain text, to
>avoid the client-server overhead you mentioned.

yes, you're right.  we do that too.
David Singer
Apple Computer/QuickTime
Received on Thursday, 13 February 2003 19:41:02 UTC

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