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[css3] Animation Element Proposal (was: Proposal)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 07:15:26 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200612080715.kB87FQb05227@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> SVG does do alot of what flash does. But to suggest someone open up  
> Inkscape, and embed a bunch of raster frames in it, then manually  
> write up some SMIL to animated them on hover is overboard.

I was suggesting that if your primary aim is animation, you should
use what has become an animation language, for the *whole* document.
If your primary aim is a document, you should accept that some things
are inappropriate for documents.  (A lot of commercial HTML is striving
to be animation rather than document.)

Trying to make a document language behave like an animation one tends
to produce a result that is simply unstable and browser dependent,
as well as being bloated.

P.S. The quoting style in the plain text version of your email is much
easier to understand than the HTML one, could I suggest that you turn
off the HTML.  You will find that all the primary developers (I'm not
one) only send plain text.  It would also considerably reduce the mail
folder footprint (currently 14KB).
Received on Friday, 8 December 2006 08:14:37 UTC

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