The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) – pronounced smile – is an XML-based W3C specification that offers numerous creative and practical uses for web-based multimedia applications. But, SMIL has been frowning along for years now with no significant activity or momentum.
If you’ve been wondering whether SMIL was headed off to that great idea that was never implemented spot in specification heaven, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the W3C recently announced the relaunch of the Synchronized Multimedia Activity (SYMM). Hopefully, this will give web developers interested in creating compliant multimedia reason to smile again.
You can read more about SMIL at the Synchronized Multimedia page at the W3C. The multimedia company Real, most well-known for its early entry into the web-based multimedia marketplace, has a developer section on SMIL that provides tutorials, samples, and tag references.
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