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From: Ted Han <ted@knowtheory.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 08:06:24 -0500
Message-ID: <8b5109ac1001040506j7f10170la9afd605f4290504@mail.gmail.com>
To: tmichel@w3.org, www-smil@w3.org
Hey folks,

Does anyone know why the SMIL homepage is so hopelessly out of date?  There
are quite a number of dead links and outdated material cluttering up the
homepage, and i was curious if anyone was either aware of where the content
has moved to, or whether it has all simply disappeared into the aether.

In particular, nearly all of the links to Real networks' info on SMIL are
dead or redirect, Oratrix seems to have disappeared from the internet, and
the only update the working group has put out in a year seems to be another
charter extension until Nov 2010 (although none of the news reflects that).

As an end user of the SMIL specification (and other open w3c specs) i find
it rather frustrating that the materials surrounding SMIL seem to lack any
attention or maintenance.  It's been quite an endeavor to track down
information regarding how SMIL is currently being used, and who is or has
been using it.

I apologize if i am being overly critical, SMIL is a standard important to
the company i work for, and important to me as an open standard.  I quite
like the model that SMIL has developed, which is why i'm frustrated that the
outreach/evangelism effort seems to be so weak!  Keep up the good work (and
hopefully there will be more)!


-Ted Han

(P.S. if help is needed to clean up the page, i certainly could spare some
time to save others aggravation.)
Received on Monday, 4 January 2010 13:26:04 UTC

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