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RE: Status of SMIL

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 07:17:33 +1000
To: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBIEJAGLAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Lauke
> > From: Geoff Deering
> [...]
> > What tools do you use to develop for it?  Real supports it,
> > doesn't it?
>
> One thing that still annoys me is that, although QT understands SMIL
> just fine, the player does not associate itself automatically with the
> .sml and .smil extensions, meaning that users with QT need to explicitly
> open the player, then force it to open the SMIL file...rather convoluted.
> Another way to do it would be to embed a QT object in a web page
> and forcing
> the file to be displayed via Quicktime that way. (unless this has
> changed now,
> haven't looked at the issue in the last few months, admittedly).
>
> Patrick
>

Not promising at all when one is trying to develop seamless and intuitive
user interfaces:-(

Thanks
Geoff
Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 17:18:34 UTC

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