In this section, you will see a short SMIL document to introduce you to the type of code you need to create to produce a basic SMIL document. Let's look at a suitable SMIL viewer, which is available as a free download.
In the examples in this chapter, all the multimedia files used will be SVG images because they can be created as short, self-contained files that are useful to illustrate principles of how to use SMIL. Of course, many other multimedia objects—such as video, audio, or images can also be used.
Throughout this chapter, we will use the X-Smiles XML browser to contain the SMIL documents that we create. The X-Smiles browser can be downloaded free from http://www.x-smiles.org/.