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2. Requirements

The design and specification of the SMIL DOM must meet the following set of requirements.

General requirements:

SMIL specific requirements:

It is not yet clear what all the requirements ([DOM Requirements]) on the SMIL DOM will be related to the modularization of SMIL functionality. While the HTML Working Group is also working on modularization of XHTML, a modularized HTML DOM is yet to be defined. In addition, there is no general mechanism yet defined for combining DOM modules for a particular profile.

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