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Re: Sound capabilities

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 02:46:17 +0200
Message-ID: <396FB459.F6B45EE7@w3.org>
To: Patrick Schmitz <pschmitz@microsoft.com>
CC: "'Tobias Reif'" <tobiasreif@yahoo.com>, www-svg@w3.org, Debbie Newman <debbien@microsoft.com>

Patrick Schmitz wrote:
> You can embed the adobe plug-in into IE (5.0 or 5.5) which supports
> HTML+TIME. The 5.5 version supports the HTML integration profile of SMIL 2.0
> (as of the most recent working drafts - IE 5.5 shipped before SMIL 2.0 was
> complete).

Well, its good to see the support, and catching up to the final SMIL 2.0 is
what dot releases are for ....

> This allows you to easily declare audio on the page. 

Yes. Using SMIL and SVG together is the best way to do this. SVG is an XML
namespace- youget the best use out of it when it is combined with other
namespaces. Think lego bricks. If all you have is red 2x3s, there is a
limit to what you can build.

> Unfortunately, it does
> not provide good synchronization with any animation in your SVG, because of
> the plug-in boundary.

Right, the plugin interface intruduces some well-known problems such as DOM
integration, loss of fragment identifiers in URLs, and so forth.

Native support for SVG would bring much greater benefits and allow rich
combinations of XML namespaces all in the same document, with good
integration and a single SMIL timeline controlling everything.

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