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Re: Ubiquity SMIL project [was Re: Minutes 2009-01-13]

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:17:02 +0000
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0901131317n12c3ee49vb1cae87beb79983a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Charles F Wiecha" <wiecha@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Backplane <public-xg-app-backplane@w3.org>, "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>

Hi Charlie,

Great.

But sorry if I'm being dim here as to the point that you're making :)
but the Ubiquity SMIL library _already_ uses the Ubiquity loader,
decorator and behaviours, and thus can also be used independently of
the Ubiquity XForms library, or in conjunction with it.

In other words, it's _already_ a second illustration of how a W3C
mark-up language can be implemented using this technique...

...but that might be what you mean. :)

Anyway, it's great news if people are interested in getting involved.
I'm particularly excited because I believe that for many Ajax authors,
declarative animations would be the first point of entry to the
Ubiquity suite.

Regards,

Mark

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM, Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark -- yes, we discussed that project and Jack has looked at it. We
> thought that it would be ideal to base the SMIL javascript work on the
> Ubiquity loader, decorator, and behaviors approach and thus not just
> interoperate with Ubiquity but be a 2nd use case of an XML vocabulary
> implemented in that way.
>
> We should schedule some time to bring him and his team up to speed on the
> platform so he can understand more of what that would entail...I suggested
> we use some of the Backplane calls to do this...Charlie
>
> Charles Wiecha
> Manager, Multichannel Web Interaction
> IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
> P.O. Box 704
> Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 10598
> Phone: (914) 784-6180, T/L 863-6180, Cell: (914) 320-2614
> wiecha@us.ibm.com
>
>
> "Mark Birbeck" ---01/13/2009 03:59:36 PM---Hello all, I notice in the
> minutes a reference to creating a JavaScript SMIL
>
>
> From:
> "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
> To:
> "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
> Cc:
> Backplane <public-xg-app-backplane@w3.org>
> Date:
> 01/13/2009 03:59 PM
> Subject:
> Ubiquity SMIL project [was Re: Minutes 2009-01-13]
> Sent by:
> public-xg-app-backplane-request@w3.org
> ________________________________
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I notice in the minutes a reference to creating a JavaScript SMIL
> implementation.
>
> Can I just flag up that such a library already exists:
>
>  <http://ubiquity-smil.googlecode.com/>
>
> The library already includes many of the basic SMIL animation actions,
> and it takes the same architectural approach as Ubiquity XForms in
> that there is a thin layer on top of your chosen Ajax library.
> (Currently the code is targeted at YUI and prototype.js.)
>
> Unfortunately, I've just tried to run the main demo and discovered
> that it is no longer working. I'll take a look at it tomorrow, and
> with luck it won't take a lot to fix; the sample in question runs its
> animations as a result of clicking on XForms triggers, which means
> that it  loads the Ubiquity XForms library, so there is probably a
> versioning issue, or something.
>
> Anyway, if Jack is interested in putting his efforts into this
> project, rather than starting something afresh, then that would be
> very exciting.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mark
>
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Steven Pemberton
> <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2009/01/13-backplane-minutes.html
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Steven
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Mark Birbeck, webBackplane
>
> mark.birbeck@webBackplane.com
>
> http://webBackplane.com/mark-birbeck
>
> webBackplane is a trading name of Backplane Ltd. (company number
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>
>
>
>



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