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SMIL 3.0: Flexible Multimedia for Web, Mobile Devices and Daisy Talking Booksby Dick C. A. Bulterman
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The SMIL 3.0 language is the W3C's standard language for web-based multimedia. This book provides a comprehensive guide to all of SMIL's elements and attributes for all versions, from the complete SMIL Language profile to SMIL Tiny. Driven by dozens of examples and illustrated code fragments, every aspect of SMIL is treated in this book. Starting with essential background on XML and the streaming media infrastructure, this book considers recent features - such as smilText and smilState - as well as the structuring, layout and timing aspects required to master SMIL. In addition, the book describes advanced SMIL functionality, including transitions, animation and embedded metadata, all from an application-oriented perspective.
SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) is an XML-based language, which facilitates the construction of accessible multimedia applications for the internet and mobile devices. SMIL 3.0 - Flexible Multimedia for the Web, Mobile Devices and Daisy Talking Books gently introduces you to the Web multimedia standard SMIL 3.0. Written by world-renowned experts who helped to develop and implement software for the language, this book covers all aspects of SMIL in a knowledgeable yet accessible manner: the overall concepts, the technical details and the many facets of SMIL's use on multiple multimedia platforms. It is written to serve as an introduction, a full manual and a detailed technical reference. The authors will maintain an additional website, with download areas for code examples and links to a range of SMIL players.
Written by world-renowned experts who helped to develop and implement software for the language, this book covers all aspects of SMIL in a knowledgeable yet accessible manner: the overall concepts, the technical details and the many facets of SMIL's use.
About the Author
Lloyd Rutledge and Dick C.A. Bulterman are both researchers at the CWI, the Dutch National Center for Mathematics and Computer Science. They were members of the W3C working group that developed SMIL during all development of the standard. Lloyd Rutledge's research at CWI involves adaptable hypermedia, and standards for it such as SMIL. He received his Sc.D. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dick C.A. Bulterman received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He lead the development of GRiNS, and authoring and playback environment for SMIL 2.0. He is now leading the development of Ambulant, an open-source player for SMIL.
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