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Re: Reusing anchors

From: Philipp Hoschka <Philipp.Hoschka@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 02:42:52 +0200
Message-Id: <199804020042.CAA10267@www45.inria.fr>
To: Peter Scheyen <peters@iChannelTech.com>, www-multimedia@w3.org
>The current (Feb. 2) SMIL draft introduces the notion of anchors
>(the SMIL equivalent of an HTML client side image map).
>
>My question is: how can I share anchors across media objects?
>
>For example, say I have a slideshow of 20 images each of which
>share 10 links whose spatial location and target never changes.
>The SMIL draft has anchors contained within media objects.

The fact that the links are always the same indicates that there
is a 21st media object in play here, which contains all these links.

I would propose something in the order of using a transparent gif
that contains all these links, and is overlaid over the slides.

I would even suspect that the 21st object is not so transparent 
after all, in that you have "click here" text or the like to 
indicate the position of the links.
  
Your example would be rewritten as follows:

<par>
  <img src="transp">
    <anchor href="http://link1.com/" coords="0,0,50,50"/>
    <anchor href="http://link2.com/" coords="50,50,100,100"/>
    ... remaining 8 links
  </img>
 <seq>
   <img src="slide1">
   <img src="slide2" being="5s">
   ... remaining 18 images
 </seq>
</par>
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 1998 19:42:55 GMT

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