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Re[2]: Gap analysis: SMIL

From: Futomi Hatano <futomi.hatano@newphoria.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:08:08 +0900
To: "Charles McCathie Nevile" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: "John C. Wang" <John.Wang@iadea.com>, public-websignage@w3.org
Message-Id: <20121106060807.F8DB.17D6BAFB@newphoria.co.jp>
On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:45:36 +0100
"Charles McCathie Nevile" <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> As one of the members who is familiar with SMIL, can I suggest the
> following modification:
> [[[
> SMIL provides good declarative ability to describe timing, and event-based
> animation. On the other hand, it does not formally allow for using
> Javascript which we also need.
> Possible strategies for using SMIL include:
>     * build on top of a SMIL player, adding script capability and relevant  
> APIs.
>     * incorporate HTML content and use the scripting capability of HTML  
> within the objects that are sequenced. This approach precludes using  
> script to mainpulate the SMIL containers, which may not meet the  
> requirements of use cases.
>     * include SMIL (or possibly a subset) inline in an HTML browser, as  
> does with SVG and MathML
> ]]]
> (I think this says the same thing as John, but will help clarify to other
> groups what it is in SMIL that we really want).

Thanks for your suggestion as a SMIL expert, Chaals.
It makes the section better as the gap analysis.
I rewrote the section completely based on the suggestion.
I kept some existing phrases in it for people who aren't familiar with signage.

Best regards,

Newphoria Corporation
Chief Technology Officer
Futomi Hatano
Received on Monday, 5 November 2012 21:08:31 UTC

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