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Re: [css3] Proposal

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 21:32:02 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200612072132.kB7LW2X04997@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> My apologies if this has been suggested in the past, I did do a quick  
> but hardly exchaustive search.
> I propose a new property called "animation". For most elements, it  

I agree with others that this is behaviour, and doesn't belong in 
CSS.  Some things, like marquee almost certainly only got in because
marquee was forced into HTML by Microsoft.  (Actually, marquee is bad
practice, from an accessibility point of view.)

> A value of "reload" would cause the animation to play from frame 1  

You need to make the language more general.  Vector animation has a
time line, but doesn't necessarily have frames.

> This property would be of particular use in designing Flash-like  
> effects, animated button/links and even user.css (where I imagine a  

For Flash like effects with W3C technologies, use, what has become,
W3C's equivalent of Flash, SVG.  (Although, personally, I would prefer
to have a widely implemented static vector format than a Flash competitor.)

> great many people might have img { animation:pause !important; } at  
> the top of the file).

Yes, but that also exposes a flaw in that a user cannot force the
animation to run without stopping or pausing; you need another value.
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