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Handling "unusual" media types

From: Rzepa, Henry <h.rzepa@ic.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 16:20:20 +0000
Message-Id: <p0431010bb4ec2d2528bc@[]>
To: www-smil@w3.org

Can anyone comment on how one might handle non image/movie/text
media types?

Since 1994 we have been handling  chemical models via a class of 
MIME types  chemical/foo (yes, I know the ratification was never
completed by  IETF, but we did try!). These can be resolved via a 
range of browser plugins (Chime, Chem3D). These data types were
subsequently also processed by  <applet> and most recently by
expression as  XML/XSL. 

To get "chemistry" to our audience, we <embed> (or <object>)
data with our movies; see http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/video/rees/.

I am wondering what the correct approach is to integrate this
with SMIL. I dont think its possible at  V1.0. Might it be so
with the  Boston SMIL specifications? 

Henry Rzepa. +44 (0)20 7594 5774 (Office) +44 (0)20 7594 5804 (Fax)
Dept. Chemistry, Imperial College, London, SW7  2AY, UK. 
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