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Re: Dropping angle-bracket syntax for animation

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:24:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAkap3N_RzApM12vPOaPCp5xoZKuV595A1NoO2AZgci2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: Brian Birtles <birtles@gmail.com>, public-fx@w3.org
On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
> On 28/07/11 5:39 PM, Brian Birtles wrote:
>> 1) SVG viewers aren't currently required to support CSS.[1] It seems
>> unreasonable to me to require CSS support in order to support
>> animation.
>>
>> (There are SVG viewers in shipping products that don't support CSS so
>> this is not a theoretical argument.)
>
> I think at this point, we should be mandating CSS support for SVG viewers
> anyway.

More directly, I think that with browsers support for SVG finally
becoming usable, we're entering a period where browsers will become,
by far, the most common consumers of SVG, just as browsers are the
most common consumers of HTML and every format that HTML typically
references.

As such, we should make decisions based on the capabilities of the web
platform as a whole, rather than considering SVG as an island.
Viewers will grow or die out.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 01:25:03 GMT

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