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RE: SMIL, TIME, or make up my own?

From: Budd, S. <s.budd@ic.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 09:55:56 -0000
Message-ID: <0846B011B9A4D111A1EE006097DA4FCE67E52E@icex1.cc.ic.ac.uk>
To: "'Bryan E. Chafy'" <bchafy@ccs.neu.edu>, www-smil@w3.org
Please look at the RDF  specification   Resource Description Framework


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bryan E. Chafy [SMTP:bchafy@ccs.neu.edu]
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 27, 1998 9:30 PM
> To:	www-smil@w3.org
> Subject:	SMIL, TIME, or make up my own?
> I would like to know what the feasability SMIL, TIME, (other ?) 
> markup languages are to building a sort of common indexing or
> cataloging format for media.
> On the cdwrite discussion list, 
> all of us agree that some sort of common format for 
> indexing data on a disk, tape, net-drive, etc is needed.  
> For example, when I create an MP3 CD-ROM or a zip disc with a buch
> of images on it (or a combination of these) I want to be able to catalog
> the files in some standardized way.   This index/catalog should 
> be in a common location with a common name (like INDEX in the root 
> directory of the media).
> Also as well as coentent labeling,
> some sort of cassification and function should be applied to the files on
> the
> media (for example image, video, audio, streamimage, streamtext).
> For large video files data, timed track/index markers and capability
> for spanning multiple media volumes are needed as well.
> I started to make up something of my own:
> http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/bchafy/indexer/indexer.html
> but if SMIL, TIME or some other SGML/XML markup language fits the bill, 
> perhaps that would be better.?
> But what is better?  Is any "w3c approved" language geared toward
> media (think of CDI)?  The language needs to be easy to parse as well.
> From what I can tell, SMIL looks like the closest to what I am talking
> about. 
> Bryan
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