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SMIL 3 Linking

heiko
Hello Sir or Madam,

right now I am trying to figure out the Linking Module of your comprehensive language. My main focus lays on using fragments of existing SMIL presentations to create mashups.
I used the Ambulant Player to have a go at SMIL and Linking, but I am not quite shure if it is behaving as intended.

The w3c documentation ( http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/smil-extended-linking.html 9.5) says "Links using fragment identifiers enable authors to encode links to a SMIL 3.0 presentation at the start time of a particular element rather than at the beginning of its presentation."
The question is wheather this means you can use fragment identifiers to define the referenced fragment by time only and you always get the whole refereced smile file / presentation at the given interval.
For example if you have a presentation consisting of a menu and a display region for media, both persisting the whole time. Is it possible to reference and use the menu in a mashup without including the display region?

Hope it is clear what i am asking.

Thanks in advance
Heiko Scholz
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Re: SMIL 3 Linking

Jack Jansen
Heiko,
the intention of the document (and, indeed, the implementation as it is in Ambulant, or at least should be:-) is that the fragment is played "in context", in other words, the whole document is opened, and "fast forwarded" to the selected position.

So, indeed, the whole presentation will play.

On Feb 15, 2014, at 16:22 , heiko wrote:

> Hello Sir or Madam,
>
> right now I am trying to figure out the Linking Module of your comprehensive language. My main focus lays on using fragments of existing SMIL presentations to create mashups.
> I used the Ambulant Player to have a go at SMIL and Linking, but I am not quite shure if it is behaving as intended.
>
> The w3c documentation ( http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL/smil-extended-linking.html 9.5) says "Links using fragment identifiers enable authors to encode links to a SMIL 3.0 presentation at the start time of a particular element rather than at the beginning of its presentation."
> The question is wheather this means you can use fragment identifiers to define the referenced fragment by time only and you always get the whole refereced smile file / presentation at the given interval.
> For example if you have a presentation consisting of a menu and a display region for media, both persisting the whole time. Is it possible to reference and use the menu in a mashup without including the display region?
>
> Hope it is clear what i am asking.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Heiko Scholz

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