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SMIL 3.0 is a now W3C Recommendation

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 18:40:08 +0100
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SMIL 3.0 is a now W3C Recommendation

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Thierry Michel
W3C Team Contact for the SYMM Working Group.

 > -----------------------------------
 > Quoting from the Recommendation
 > -----------------------------------
 > This version:
 >         http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-SMIL3-20081201/
 > Latest SMIL 3 version:
 >         http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL3/
 > Latest SMIL Recommendation:
 >         http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/
 > Previous version:
 >         http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PR-SMIL3-20081006/
 > Editors:
 >         Dick Bulterman, CWI - Jack Jansen, CWI - Pablo Cesar, CWI -
 >         Sjoerd Mullender, CWI - Eric Hyche, RealNetworks - Marisa
 >         DeMeglio, DAISY Consortium - Julien Quint, DAISY Consortium -
 >         Hiroshi Kawamura, NRCD - Daniel Weck, NRCD - Xabiel García
 >         Pañeda, Universidad de Oviedo - David Melendi, Universidad de
 >         Oviedo - Samuel Cruz-Lara, INRIA - Marcin Hanclik ACCESS Co.,
 >         Ltd - Daniel F. Zucker, Nokia - Thierry Michel, W3C.
 > Abstract
 > This document specifies the third version of the Synchronized Multimedia
 > Integration Language (SMIL, pronounced "smile"). SMIL 3.0 has the
 > following design goals:
 >       * Define an XML-based language that allows authors to write
 >         interactive multimedia presentations. Using SMIL, an author may
 >         describe the temporal behaviour of a multimedia presentation,
 >         associate hyperlinks with media objects and describe the layout
 >         of the presentation on a screen.
 >       * Allow reusing of SMIL syntax and semantics in other XML-based
 >         languages, in particular those who need to represent timing and
 >         synchronization. For example, SMIL components are used for
 >         integrating timing into XHTML [XHTML10] and into SVG [SVG].
 >       * Extend the functionalities contained in the SMIL 2.1 [SMIL21]
 >         into new or revised SMIL 3.0 modules.
 >       * Define new SMIL 3.0 Profiles incorporating features useful
 >         within the industry.
 > Status of this document [excerpts]
 > This document has been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers,
 > and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and is endorsed by the
 > Director as a W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be
 > used as reference material or cited from another document. W3C's role in
 > making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and
 > to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality
 > and interoperability of the Web.
 > This SMIL 3.0 edition is a new version, it extends the functionalities
 > contained in SMIL 2.1 [SMIL21], incorporating new features useful within
 > the industry.
 > This SMIL3.0 W3C Recommendation supersedes the 13 December 2005 SMIL 21
 > Recommendation [SMIL21].
 > The SMIL 3.0 test suite along with an implementation report are publicly
 > released and are intended solely to be used as proof of SMIL 3.0
 > implementability. It is only a snapshot of the actual implementation
 > behaviors at one moment of time, as these implementations may not be
 > immediately available to the public. The interoperability data is not
 > intended to be used for assessing or grading the performance of any
 > individual implementation.
 > This document has been produced by the SYMM Working Group as part of the
 > W3C Synchronized Multimedia Activity, following the procedures set out
 > for the W3C Process. The goals of the SYMM Working Group are discussed
 > in the SYMM Working Group Charter. The authors of this document are the
 > SYMM Working Group members. Different parts of the document have
 > different editors.
 > Please report errors in this document to www-smil@w3.org - (public
 > archives) including the prefix '[SMIL30 REC]' in the subject line.
 > This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
 > 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent
 > disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that
 > page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual
 > who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes
 > contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance
 > with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
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