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Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC digital curriculum service in England

From: Richard Smedley
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC digital curriculum service in England
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:46:23 +0100

On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 10:24, MJ Ray wrote:

> I'm aware SMIL is a few years behind in terms of installations and 
> applications, but they're not show-stoppers for a long-term direction. 


> Maybe I've not understood SMIL: can one link to other fragments of a 
> SMIL file, jumping around between parts of a presentation which need 
> not be used otherwise? Not full scripting, but what typical Flash 
> tasks cannot be done declaratively in combined SMIL, XHTML and SVG 
> today? Examples like the lip-synced animation seem theoretically 
> possible already, although probably not easy with current tools.

SMIL sounds like our best bet - does someone more
familiar with the technologies then me want to
suggest what the hurdles are in developing it for
this use (there are grants available, you know ;-)

 - Richard

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