SMIL 3.0 Reaches Proposed Recommendation

SMIL is an interesting “sleeper” technology. A way of scripting the interaction and relationship between multimedia objects such as videos. I have seen some interesting Quicktime experiments based on SMIL, but so far it has remained inaccessible to casual web users and relatively difficult to use from familiar programming environments.

However, it seems that a new XML-based version is being proposed as a W3C standard, with the intention of driving adoption and support.

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