Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language definition hypertext, language, multimedia, text, World-Wide Web
(SMIL) A language based on Extensible Markup Language
(XML), that enables people without programming or scripting backgrounds to author multimedia presentations in a simple text editor
. SMIL is suitable for use on the World-Wide Web
For example, a developer can write SMIL to display an image
after an audio
SMIL uses two main tags: parallel and sequential. It refers to media objects by URLs, allowing them to be shared between presentations and stored on different servers for load balancing
. The language can also associate different media objects with different bandwidths.
SMIL 1.0 became an official recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium
W3C in June 1998.