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From: Pablo Fernicola <pablofe@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 11:36:00 -0800
Message-ID: <416245726D64D211808100805F3198EE11AEB85E@RED-MSG-46>
To: "'www-smil@w3.org'" <www-smil@w3.org>
<Looks like an earlier message that I sent last week to this list was lost,
my apologies if you get this twice>

You can now experiment with, learn, and create SMIL-Boston content
integrated with HTML by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Developer
Preview release.  The IE 5.5 Developer Preview release includes support for
several of the SMIL-Boston modules, including Animation, Timing and
Synchronization, and Media Object.  This implementation tracks the latest
published draft (a few syntax changes that made it into the draft came in
too late for our Beta, multiple scheduled begins being the main example).

Internet Explorer not only provides a good playback platform, but it also
provides a number of services to facilitate the development of authoring
applications.  We believe that relying on the editing services provided with
Internet Explorer as the basis for your SMIL authoring tool should simplify
your development cycle and shorten the time to market.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions related to this implementation of
SMIL-Boston.  Please post your feedback and questions to the following
Also, please feel free to send me mail directly.  We will also monitor this
list to answer any questions that may come up.

The IE 5.5 Developer Preview can be downloaded from
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/webtechnology/ie/iepreview.asp> >
You can find documentation on this implementation, as well as examples, at
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/behaviors/time.asp> >

Pablo Fernicola
Web Multimedia Program Manager
Received on Friday, 17 December 1999 14:36:42 UTC

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