From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 19:07:37 +0200

To: www-smil@w3.org

Message-Id: <200704061907.37442.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 19:07:37 +0200

To: www-smil@w3.org

Message-Id: <200704061907.37442.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Hello, I see, for multiples I learned the same as it is mentioned in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_(mathematics) 6 = 1.2*5 is not a multiple of 5, because 1.2 = 6/5 is no integer. Multiple is always the result of a multiplication with an integer, and 6 = 1.2*5 is an integer multiple of 1.2, because 6/1.2 = 5 and 6, the result of multiplication, is an (even!) integer again, therefore 6 can be called an even integer multiple of 1.2 too... This 'even' wording looks very plurivalent to me, not very useful for an (international) recommendation... The given formular is already a good improvement compared to the 'SMIL Animation Recommendation 04-September-2001', I really like this, but the 'even' wording may still confuse several people (as I learned already in a related discussion about frozen animation related to these emails about frozen discrete animations). There is a similar wording in the time interval model section too, still without formular and therefore even (!) more confusing concerning this discrete problem. Olaf Hoffmann > By even multiple we intended that it was an integer multiple, with no > fractional or partial multiple result. We should probably have said > "integer multiple". To be really precise we would have to specify an > (integer>0) multiple. > > Our intent with "some" positive integer is "any". This is an English > expression, common in mathematical descriptions. Sorry for any confusion. > > Patrick >Received on Friday, 6 April 2007 17:15:02 UTC

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