[whatwg] <video>, <object>, Timed Media Elements -- Part I SMIL

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Mar 22 06:59:17 PDT 2007

On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:57:08 +0100, ddailey <ddailey at zoominternet.net>  
>>> 1. why not just include SMIL as a part of HTML, much in the same way  
>>> that it is integrated with SVG? It is an existing W3C reco.
>> Reasons for not using <t:video> were that it was 1) complicated and 2)  
>> not used.
> Thanks Anne... Is there some easy way to resurrect prior discussions of  
> this from the archives somewhere? I would like to try to understand the  
> reasoning here. SMIL doesn't seem complicated to me -- declarative  
> animation is rather charming and the "complicatedness" is cognitively  
> less demanding than scripting. Its popularity will probably be  
> synergized by rather dramatic increases in use of SVG.


Anne van Kesteren

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