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RE: Sound support?

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 11:41:40 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB5824943@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org
> From:	Philippe Jadin [SMTP:philippe.jadin@swing.be]
> This may sounds strange, but it seems that there won't be any sound
> support 
> in svg. Well, I know it's not the purpose, but it should be very 
> interesting to add this.
	[DJW:]  You are confusing SVG with the total of W3C 
	technologies.  XHTML is the technology for primarily
	text documents (and in my view any document intended for
	a wide audience), SVG is the technology for vector
	graphics (and their animation, although such animation is
	likely to reduce the audience), both can be intergrated
	using the basic XML framework and XSL, and, although I haven't 
	looked at it myself, SMIL.  Non XML technologies include PNG and 
	non-W3C technologies include JPEG and the various audio 

	Thinking one technology fits all is one of the great problems
	in computer user psychology and usually results in poor 
	accessibility and multiple re-inventions of the wheel.

	Incidentally I reject Flash content, and generally consider it
	a warning that the site will contain no real information,
	or that information will be painful to locate.
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