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Re: [css3] Proposal

From: John Oyler <johnoyler.css@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:24:58 -0500
Message-Id: <5A26BD2B-46EE-45D0-9D3B-212918E8923B@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>

On Dec 7, 2006, at 12:09 PM, Daniel Glazman wrote:

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> Daniel Glazman wrote:
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>> To be honest, I think this should be DOM-based, not CSS-based.
>
> Let me detail a bit more : this is entirely behavioural. It does not
> affect the display of the video player, it affects what the video  
> player
> is DOING. This is not stylistic at all.

I could be facetious and argue that gif hardly qualifies as video. I  
won't.

The same arguments could be made about the marquee properties,  
though, or even the :hover selector itself. A gif is a file, and this  
is presentational. Which state are you presenting the animation to  
the end user in? Playing or paused? Are you presenting it from the  
beginning, or in whatever state it happens to be in? The "behavior"  
is merely an artifact of the :hover selector itself, and not a  
bizarre use of it. It might blur the line a bit, but it doesn't cross  
it any further than has been by other CSS rules/properties in the  
past. But most importantly of all, it would be very useful. It would  
reduce or eliminate the need for proprietary techniques.

John O.
Received on Thursday, 7 December 2006 17:36:56 GMT

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