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Re: SMIL in SMIL?

From: Philipp Hoschka <Philipp.Hoschka@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 23:08:26 +0200
Message-Id: <199810112108.XAA00959@www45.inria.fr>
To: SHIBATA Seiki <seiki@flab.fujitsu.co.jp>
cc: www-smil@w3.org

On 08/10/1998, SHIBATA Seiki <seiki@flab.fujitsu.co.jp>  wrote:

>Absolutely. Reusing clips for making big and/or complex clips is
>a background of my question.
>
>The inclusion of SMIL in SMIL is like the FRAMEs in HTML. I worry
>about the same problem as the FRAMEs. Jakob Nielsen described the
>problem with FRAMEs in his AlertBox
><URL:http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9612.html>.

I don't think that the inclusion of SMIL in SMIL is like including
an HTML file within an HTML frame.

This is because Frames are not only a way to include HTML in 
HTML - they also change the user interface of the Web.

Nielsen's criticism of frames has to do with this change in
user interface, and more particularily with the fact that
frame-based web-sites are difficult to bookmark, difficult to 
print, are often not well implemented etc.

Including a SMIL file within another SMIL file does not have
this problem - it is completely transparent to the user, just
like including a RealText, RealPix, Quicktime or any other media
object.
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