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Re: Generalities and the SYMM Charter

From: Destry Wion <destry@wion.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:57:15 +0200
Message-ID: <466F08AB.2080104@wion.com>
To: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
CC: SMIL List <www-smil@w3.org>

Thanks, Thierry, for the very thorough reply.

 > W3C Working Groups Charter are elaborated at time of *creation* of the
 > charter, adopted by W3C members and then the document is frozen (unless
 > there is an extension allowing to modify its duration and milestones 
only).

That's all I needed to know. :)

-=DW=-

Thierry Michel wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> The current SYMM WG Charter was created in September 2004 [1]. It was 
> extended in June 2006 with the same goals and deliverables (but with a 
> new duration and new milestones [2].
> 
> W3C Working Groups Charter are elaborated at time of *creation* of the 
> charter, adopted by W3C members and then the document is frozen (unless 
> there is an extension allowing to modify its duration and milestones only).
> This explains why this document reflects information and references at 
> time of September 2004 like:
> 
> - SMIL 2.0 ; Back in September 2004 the latest SMIL version was indeed 
> SMIL 2.0.
> 
> Since that date, the SYMM WG has released two SMIL versions:
> 
> - SMIL 2.0 - Second Edition [3]
> - SMIL 2.1 Recommendation on 13 12 2005.[4]
> 
> 
> - SMIL "Next Generation" (NG); back in September 2004, the SYMM WG was 
> not fully determined to the proper naming of this version (SMIL 2.5 or 
> 3.0) depending on the importance of the updates. It was name coded "SMIL 
> NG". Last year the Group has resolved to name it SMIL 3.0 as there are a 
> good amount of new features in this version.
> 
> In December 2006, the SYMM WG has released SMIL 3.0 as a First Public 
> Working Draft of the W3C [5].
> 
> If you would like to be aware of the SYMM WG releases (Specifiactions, 
> Notes) and news (implementations, testsuites, etc.), please do not 
> consult the WG charter page but please have a look at the Public 
> Synchronized Multimedia page [6] which does give you all these info and 
> is updated when needed.
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Thierry Michel
> W3C SYMM WG staff contact.
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/2004/symm-wg-charter20040903.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/2004/symm-wg-charter20060601.html
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-SMIL2-20050107/
> [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-SMIL2-20051213/
> [5] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-SMIL3-20061220/
> [6] http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/
> 
> Destry Wion wrote:
> 
>> Also, I notice it's been a year to this month that the SYMM Charter 
>> hasn't been updated 
>> (http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/2004/symm-wg-charter20060601.html), 
>> which is also evident in section 12, where it says SMIL 2.0 is the 
>> latest recommendation. Since the document is clearly dated, maybe 
>> someone can clarify a couple of things. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> First, I find the reference "Next
>> Generation" (NG) curious, and can only guess it means to indicate SMIL 
>> 3.0, is that right? Second, how accurate are the milestones now that 
>> it's been a year? Is NG (3.0) still expected to be a CR this month?
>>
>> Thanks for your time and thoughts.
>>
>> Destry Wion
>> wion.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> 
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