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

From: Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:05:37 -0500
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Cc: Backplane <public-xg-app-backplane@w3.org>, public-xg-app-backplane-request@w3.org, "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Message-ID: <OF94B185AD.85644057-ON8525753D.0073B504-8525753D.0073D62F@us.ibm.com>

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

  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

Can I just flag up that such a library already exists:


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,


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



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