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Re: HTML+SMIL handles text well

From: Jose Ramirez <joseram@empirenet.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:43:03 -0700
Message-ID: <3D5D2B97.9010807@empirenet.com>
To: www-tt-tf@w3.org

Hi Michael,

I didn't mean to imply that Timed-text should be inlined like the 
HTML+SMIL example, just that this was the best way to show how
fade transitions and transparent backgrounds look. HTML+SMIL is great
technology but how likely is it that Microsoft is going to support IE on 
other platforms (Linux) and support open media formats (Ogg Audio, 
Vorbis.com) and no one else is stepping up to plate with a HTML+SMIL 
browser.

Maybe Timed-text can be designed like SMIL 2.0. Where there is a 
specification for a full set of features and subset (profiles) create 
from that. That's what SMIL 2.0 profile is, it supports most of SMIL 2.0 
language, here's an overview:

http://www.geocities.com/ramirez_j2001/smil20rec/smil20_profile/index.htm

This way a basic Timed-text profile can be created that can be implement
soon. Right now RealOne is like a car with 3 wheels it's almost ready 
go, the last wheel being Timed-text.

A basic Timed-text profile wouldn't have to have roll or crawl features 
   because SMIL 2.0 profile could move the text by animating one of the 
region attributes.


Move horizontally (about 10KB):
http://www.geocities.com/ramirez_j2001/test3/horizontal/horizontal_2.smil


Move vertically (about 20KB):
http://www.geocities.com/ramirez_j2001/test3/vertical/vertical_2.smil


Simple is better, especially when this technology could and should be 
used by everyone in the world.

Jose Ramirez
Received on Friday, 16 August 2002 12:44:45 EDT

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