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Re: [OpenType] Update on color/animation in OT via SVG; new W3C Community Group

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:08:51 +1100
Message-ID: <4ED0D6D3.8000109@mcc.id.au>
To: Sairus Patel <sppatel@adobe.com>
CC: "public-svgopentype@w3.org" <public-svgopentype@w3.org>
On 24/11/11 7:04 AM, Sairus Patel wrote:
> At the SVG WG face2face a few weeks ago we discussed having both static
> and animated version wrapped up in the same element, allowing for
> sharing. Someone said something about SVG already allowing for an
> arbitrary timeline snapshot for the static version, but I don't
> rememeber the details.

Yes, I probably was mentioning the snapshotTime="" attribute that exists 
in SVG Tiny 1.2.  It can be placed on the root <svg> element to indicate 
the animation time any static renderings should be taken at.  I'm not 
sure that is the best solution here, in retrospect, because:

   1. It still requires the SVG engine to process the animation
      elements in the document and to skip to the specified time.  For
      implementations that always deal with static renderings, it would
      be nice not to have to require them to implement animation at all.

   2. The time at which you'd want to take the snapshot would probably be
      different for different glyphs, so you wouldn't want a document
      global snapshot time.
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