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Re: Mixed namespaces

From: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 14:04:21 +0200
Message-ID: <3F4F4145.8020803@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: public-web-plugins@w3.org

see inline

Robin Berjon a écrit:
> Philipp Hoschka wrote:
> 
>> Robin Berjon a écrit:
>>
>>> Mixed namespaces, XML Packaging, and a proper way to wrap it all 
>>> together... hmmm, the Web at large might become an interesting place 
>>> again :)
>>
>>
>> While this is certainly and exciting vision, it presumes that all 
>> formats are represented in XML - but there are currently no XML 
>> formats for compressed video and audio. Also, one of the strengths of 
>> the Web is that it is able to integrate any format.
> 
> 
> I understand the issues, which is why the list went beyond just mixed 
> namespaces. 

XML Packaging (at least in its multipart MIME incarnation) won't exactly 
be streaming multimedia. Also, receiving a video and and audio source at 
the same time seems impossible.

> Also, I seemed to understand that it would be ok to embed 
> content so long as the program wasn't controlled, is that correct? Is 
> there any assesment of how direct the control ought to be (since simply 
> loading is already a form of control)? Would changes in the 
> *container's* SMIL timeline, affecting the timeline of AV content 
> indirectly, count as interaction?

I don't want to speculate on this - and was more thinking of audio/video 
plugins for HTML, which seem to be most affected by any change at this 
point.
Received on Friday, 29 August 2003 08:04:22 GMT

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