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XLink 1.1 and SMIL animation

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:50:39 -0500
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <8764o9he80.fsf@nwalsh.com>
Bjoern writes:
|>A quick review of the SMIL spec lead me to conclude that SMIL provides
|>a framework to describe what information items are animatable. In
|>particular if a SMIL application uses the "animate" element to
|>describe theh xlink:title attribute as animatable, then presumably it
|>is.
|
|No, SMIL defines in detail which SMIL-defined attributes are animatable
|and which are not, other specifications like SVG do the same. In order
|to make a XML+XLink+SMIL user agent one needs to know which of the XLink
|attribute are animatable and which are not. I'm probably fine if XLink
|host languages, should there be such a thing, are allowed to override
|this, but this needs to be defined.

And, indeed, 19.2.2 of SVG (which I somehow missed, I guess) does seem
to do this.

I'm open to suggestions.

I'm inclined to say that the SMIL animation characteristics of the
XLink element types are defined by the specification which defines the
elements on which they can appear. Or something like that. Wording
suggestions also solicited.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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