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SMIL: A Coder’s Overview

So what, exactly, does SMIL do, and how does it do it? Essentially, SMIL allows for the simultaneous or sequential interactive playback of various multimedia elements in a controlled layout. As noted earlier, SMIL is an XML-based language, and all SMIL documents start with an XML declaration:

<smil xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/Language"> 


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