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Overkill?

From: Justin Starren <starren@columbia.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 09:03:19 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
To: www-smil@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.05.9812010857221.160-100000@radtalk5.cpmc.columbia.edu>
We are developing a java-based graphical display of mammography findings.
This involves placing small glyphs representing findings on a graphical
template of the breast and annotating these with text.  For portability
and automated generation reasons, we want to represent the graphics as an
XML based description.

Based on the examples on the web, I think I could do this in SMIL, but it
seems like it may be overkill.  These are static images.

I am trying to decide between three choices:
1) use SMIL
2) write my own DTD to describe this function
3) use some other XML based graphic descriptor language

Please send suggestions for the best choice and/or other languages I
should consider for option 3)

thanks

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Justin Starren, MD,PhD   Dept. of Medical Informatics, Columbia University
Email: starren@columbia.edu                               Ph. 212-305-3443
Homepage:  http://www.cpmc.columbia.edu/homepages/starren          
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