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Re: Gap analysis: SMIL

From: Futomi Hatano <futomi.hatano@newphoria.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:07:57 +0900
To: "John C. Wang" <John.Wang@IAdea.com>
Cc: public-websignage@w3.org
Message-Id: <20121105180757.BFA3.17D6BAFB@newphoria.co.jp>
Hi John,

Thank you for your suggestion.
Few members in this BG are familiar with SMIL,
so your suggestion is very helpful.
I reflect your proposal to the doc.

Best regards,

On Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:41:21 +0800
"John C. Wang" <John.Wang@IAdea.com> wrote:

> Dear all:
> On our Wiki, section R1, gap analysis section on SMIL, it states near
> the end:
> "SMIL doesn't fulfill all requirements for visualization and animation
> of contents. If web-based signage requires SMIL approach, this BG has to
> discuss detailed requirements for SMIL."
> I believe this statement is incorrect. While I am not sure quite exactly
> was meant by "visualization", SMIL does provide mechanisms to display
> media objects using <video>, <img>, <brush>, and <text> tags. Also it
> does facilitate animation (actually, it is one of its most valued
> features) via the <animate> tag.
> I'd recommending replacing the above line with
> "SMIL by itself does not offer dynamic scripting capabilities to render
> live information such as time, calendar, live social feeds, etc. However
> it can do so by integrating HTML-based dynamic content. This BG may wish
> to discuss formalizing the integration between SMIL and HTML."
> Respectfully submitted,
> John C. Wang
> IAdea: Digital Signage Media Appliances
> http://www.IAdea.com
> Skype: jcwang_tw

Newphoria Corporation
Chief Technology Officer
Futomi Hatano
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