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Re: Summary of animation discussion

From: Paul Bakaus <paul.bakaus@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:49:49 +0100
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To: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
Cc: public-fx@w3.org
Hi Dean,

this sounds awesome, I'm excited!

Regarding step timing: while out of the animation scope, I would recommend
introducing a global way to pause and control redrawing and reflowing. This
would give you total control, not only on animations but everything render.
IE had this for a while in some way (yep!), and it is fairly useful:


On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:

> Here's a very brief summary of the discussion about animations at the
> meeting today:
> We are going to try to describe a single model for animation for Web
> content. The model will merge SVGA and CSS Animations functionality as much
> as possible.
> The model can then be represented by two syntaxes - SVGA and CSS.
> We'll also try to define an API for the model, exposed to JavaScript. This
> will allow things such as:
> - querying the current animation state of an element
> - starting/stopping/pausing animations (scrubbing wasn't mentioned, but is
> important)
> - creating an animation and applying it to an element
> - possibly a way to define animation step timing to a document, similar to
> Mozilla's requestAnimationFrame
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