Our timesheet scheduler already supports most of the common SMIL Timing/Timesheets subset:
syncMasterattribute (for audio/video synchronization)
<seq>time containers ("lazy user interaction")
These attributes are partially supported:
repeatDur/repeatCountattributes are partially supported on time containers, but they are ignored on child time nodes.
attribute isn’t supported yet.
allow to describe user interactions in a declarative way (e.g.
begin="elementID.click") and greatly ease the design of complex scenarios.
They're partly supported by our timesheet scheduler, see the timeEvents page.
Note that these event-values are natively supported for SVG Animations in Firefox 4+, Opera 10.60+, Safari 5+, Chrome 4+.
Our timesheet parser supports all the SMIL Timing nodes above in both
internal and external timesheets, as well as the Timesheet-specific
element and its attributes:
The only limitation is that the index() function is not supported yet.
Our timesheet scheduler doesn’t support any of the
<set> elements. These elements are defined in the SMIL BasicAnimation
module and mentionned in the SMIL Timesheets
draft, but they aren’t part of the SMIL Timing recommendation.
Our Timesheet Scheduler has been successfully tested with the following browsers:
Firefox users: CSS transitions require Firefox 4.
Internet Explorer users: CSS transitions aren’t supported by this browser.
Older versions of Internet Explorer are supported but you’ll have to cope with a few limitations — see the IE<9 page.
As you can guess, the main limitation is the lack of native
<audio|video> support by IE<9. Starting with
timesheets v0.4 you can rely on MediaElement.js to use Flash or
Silverlight fallbacks — see the MediaElement page.
Note that these browsers support HTML+TIME,
which is very similar to SMIL Timing though non-standard. HTML+TIME
hasn’t been used much because of the lack of audio/video support by
IE<9, and surprisingly, now that IE9 supports
<audio|video> elements the HTML+TIME support has
been removed by Microsoft. The good thing is, our SMIL Timing
implementation works with audio/video on all IE versions. ;-)
Our timesheet scheduler is designed to work with both HTML and SVG, check
our SVG slideshow demo.
Unfortunately, most web browsers don’t support native
<video> elements in SVG
documents — though they’re supported as
— so we haven’t worked much on the SVG side so far.
If you have another good idea of an SVG + SMIL Timing demo, feel free to ping us and we’ll work on it.