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The timeline defaults to two horizontal bands, the top representing months and the bottom years, with events superimposed upon them. Users can add or remove bands as needed. Events are loaded into the timeline from a separate XML, JSON or SPARCL file. Individual events can take one of three forms, allowing users to distinguish between durations, instantaneous events with an imprecise start point, and instantaneous events with a precise start point. For timelines with many events on the same day, an hour-by-hour 'hot zone' addition can be made, allowing finer granularity without sacrificing clarity. Users can customize most presentational details, such as the colours, icons, captions and overarching theme, including adjusting the timeline's CSS to add a background images, change the font characteristics and so on.
SIMILE Widgets: Timeline can easily accommodate timeline projects as large as several hundred events spanning thousands of years; the project has provided an example timeline of this size comparing Jewish and Christian religious history from 1AD to the present to show the tool's behavior and potential when handling such large datasets. Individual timelines must be embedded into a web page for viewing, with the source files hosted by the user. Control over the timeline's information and files remain with the user.
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