He’s not making this up
SMIL is a W3C standard; the most recent revision, SMIL 3.0, was just published in December 2008. If you printed out the SMIL 3.0 specification on US-Letter-sized paper, it would weigh in at 395 pages. So don’t do that.
apparently, a group of interested parties has converted smilies to XML. it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish W3C specs from Onion articles.
<emotionml xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2008/11/emotionml"><emotion><category set="humaneDatabaseLabels" name="Amusement"/><intensity value="0.7"/></emotion></emotionml>