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Author Rutledge, Lloyd ♦ Ossenbruggen, Jacco Van ♦ Hardman, Lynda ♦ Bulterman, Dick C. A.
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Generated Presentation ♦ Large Library ♦ Presentation-time Circumstance ♦ World Wide Web Consortium ♦ Consume Storage Space ♦ User Characteristic ♦ Multiple Presentation ♦ Practical Application ♦ Hypermedia Standard ♦ Multiple Version ♦ Available Tool ♦ Recent Release ♦ Presentation-independent Approach ♦ Single Presentation-independent Source ♦ Hypermedia Presentation ♦ Multimedia Presentation ♦ Presentation-independent Description ♦ Particular Application ♦ End-user Technology ♦ Unapproachable Standard ♦ Short Term ♦ Final Form Presentation ♦ Presentation Independent Approach Need
Description in Proc. Digital Libraries 98
In order for multimedia presentations to be stored, accessed and played from a large library they should not be encoded as final form presentations, since these consume storage space and cannot easily be adapted to variations in presentation-time circumstances such as user characteristics and changes in end-user technology. Instead, a more presentation independent approach needs to be taken that allows the generation of multiple versions of a presentation based on a presentation-independent description. In order for such a generated presentation to be widely viewable, it must be in a format that is widely implemented and adopted. Such a format for hypermedia presentations does not yet exist. However, the recent release of SMIL, whose creation and promotion is managed by the World Wide Web Consortium, promises to become such a format in the short term and be for hypermedia what HTML is for hypertext. The technology for enabling this presentation-independent approach is already available, but requires the use of large and unapproachable standards, such as DSSSL and HyTime. In this paper we show that these two standards can be used with SMIL, and by concentrating on a particular application, illustrate the use of publicly available tools to support the generation of multiple presentations from a single presentation-independent source.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01