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linking to a specific point

From: Suzanne Little <slittle@dstc.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 12:26:35 +1000 (EST)
To: www-smil@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.20.0012151226200.5004-100000@sole.dstc.edu.au>

I'm trying to find a way to link to a specific point (in time) within a
smil file from a html document. Ideally the entire smil presentation would
load and just start at the nominated point allowing the user to go to
other parts of the presentation. I've known about smil for the grand total
of a week and a half now so please excuse me if I'm not explaining this
very well or if it's obvious.

I've tried various things such as appending '?start="60s"' and variations
on that theme to the url and applying real player commands such as
'command:seek(time)' but nothing seems to work. I've also tried adding an
anchor tag to the smil file and referencing it from the html by adding #id
to the end of the url without success. I also suspect that doing it this
way would only start the element that I had entered the anchor tag in. Is
that correct?

At this point I'm wondering if it's even possible. Will I need to generate
pages dynamically and insert 'clip-begin' attributes? Unfortunately this
seems to restrict the user to viewing only those elements after this time
not before.

If anyone has any suggestions it'd be much appreciated. 

Received on Thursday, 14 December 2000 21:26:41 UTC

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