wiki:PilotSpecification
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PILOT specification

PILOT is shown as a flash applet that shows the rich media part.

Technical requirements

The Flash applet should:

  • accept a parameter that is a URL to a downloadable configuration specification
  • download the configuration specification (which is XML)
  • parse the XML
  • download all media that is used in the XML file (URLs to media are in the XML)
  • display the movie, which consist of:
    • N scenes:
      • voiceover file (mp3)
      • background image
      • text

XML structure

<pilot>
    <title>Kosteikko - maan ja veden välissä</title>
    <scene type="title">
        <voiceover src="scene1.mp3" />
        <backgroundimage src="scene1.jpg" />
    </scene>
    <scene>
        <voiceover src="scene2.mp3" />
        <backgroundimage src="scene2.jpg" />
        <keyword>Kosteikko ei ole kalliotta, autiota hiekkarantaa, rantaa joka putoa jyrkkänä syvyksiin</keyword>
        <keyword>Kosteikko - wetland</keyword>
        </scene>
    <scene>
        <voiceover src="scene3.mp3" />
        <backgroundimage src="scene3.jpg" />
        <keyword>Kasvillisuus</keyword>
        <keyword>Retkeily</keyword>
    </scene>
    <scene type="questions">
        <voiceover src="scene4.mp3" />
        <backgroundimage src="scene4.jpg" />
        <keyword>Mihin ranta loppuu ja mistä järvi  alkaa?</keyword>
        <keyword>Onko kosteikko kuivakon vastakohta ?</keyword>
        <keyword>Oletko koskaan käynyt kosteikolla?</keyword>
        <keyword>Ovatko kosteikot kiinnostavia, kummallisia vai suorastaan pelottavia?</keyword>
        <keyword>Miltä kosteikko tuoksuu – vai haiseeko se?</keyword>
        <keyword>Millaisia ääniä kosteikolla kuuluu päivällä?</keyword>
        <keyword>Onko kosteikko öisin aivan hiljainen?</keyword>
        <keyword>Miten kosteikolla voi liikkua?</keyword>
        <keyword>Kastuvatko kengät aina kosteikolla?</keyword>
    </scene>
</pilot>

This XML file describes the following rich media PILOT: http://fle3.uiah.fi/pilot/kosteikot1/index.html

In LeMill the following things must be different compared to the Flash movie:

  • title is displayed as part of first scene, although it is not inside the first scene in XML markup (or should it be inside first scene???)
  • keywords are stored in clear text without any formatting (no line breaks, no bold, no italic)
  • <scene type="title"> can also have keywords, but it doesn't have any in the demo movie
  • scene 3 and scene 4 can and will have different background images in LeMill. I just didn't have a good image for the movie.
  • each scene except <scene type="questions"> can have up to 3 keywords
  • <scene type="questions"> can have up to 7 questions (not 9 as in example)

UI design

See prototype at http://fle3.uiah.fi/pilot/kosteikot1/index.html