Get up to speed with SMIL 2.0

An XML-based approach to integrating multimedia into Web content

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Anne Zieger

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: September 01, 2002

SMIL 2.0, the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, has begun to establish itself as an important new approach for integrating multimedia into Web content. SMIL, which offers XML-based approaches for controlling the timing and presentation of multimedia elements, has begun to attract the support of many large software vendors and toolmakers, making it increasingly accessible for developers. In this article, Anne Zieger provides an overview of SMIL and describes several tools available to make SMIL coding simpler.

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