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Comments on SMIL Boston

From: Jose Ramirez <joseram@empirenet.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 08:16:39 -0700
Message-ID: <37A85957.7F71D585@empirenet.com>
To: "www-smil@w3.org" <www-smil@w3.org>
Hi Everybody,

	First comment is WOW!. There's a lot to comment about. I like the
feature 'Hard and Soft Sync',
Control of the synching of elements is what SMIL is all about. When the
audio is in synch with the images
the presentation can have an impact. 'Hard and Soft Sync' insures that
control at the viewers screen.

http://www.w3.org/1999/08/WD-smil-boston-19990803/Timing/smil-timing#HardSoftSync


	SMIL Boston looks like it's taking all future media devices into
account. Which is great but my concerns is, if the Working Group is
consulting the implementors of the SMIL players, in respect to how long
it would take to create a compatible player to the Boston spec.'s. 

	If the software developers estimate it would take 2 to 3 years, then
the group should consider to recommend the implimenation in stages. The
first stage Boston.lite, somewhat mirror the phone companies and their
DSL technology. Next year when g.lite DSL modems are in the stores, a
Boston.lite compatible player will be available to take advantage of the
bandwidth.


my 2 cents,
Take care,

Jose Ramirez
Received on Wednesday, 4 August 1999 11:17:12 UTC

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