S5 (file format)
|Internet media type|
|Developed by||Eric A. Meyer|
|Type of format||Presentation program|
|Extended from||Opera Show Format|
|Open format?||Yes. Public Domain.|
S5 (Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System) is an XHTML-based file format for defining slideshows. It was created by Eric A. Meyer as an alternative to the browser-centric Opera Show Format. S5 is not a presentation program, but fulfills the same purpose in combination with a standards-compliant web browser.
The initial version of S5 was released by Eric Meyer on October 18, 2004 under a Creative Commons license. With the release of version 1.1 on July 28, 2005, S5 was placed in the public domain.
The content of an S5 presentation can be stored in a single XHTML file. This file contains several slides which are structured in the following way:
<div class="slide"> <h1>slide title</h1> <ul> <li>the first point</li> <li>the second point</li> <li>the third point</li> </ul> <div class="handout"> ... additional material that appears on the handout </div> </div>
S5 presentations can be viewed in outline and slideshow mode; Cascading Style Sheets are used to define different layouts for outline, slideshow and print. Navigation controls, a dynamically generated list of slides and accesskeys allow browsing back and forth.
A more semantic version of the S5 format is based on the XOXO microformat and uses
<li class="slide"> instead of divs for the slides, as well as
<ol class="xoxo presentation"> instead of a div for the overall presentation.
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