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Re: transitions vs. animations

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:33:23 -0700
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Message-Id: <AFD85419-A041-42ED-9AC2-397C23D53C12@gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>

On Apr 4, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Simon Fraser wrote:

> As I think was mentioned at the meeting, attaching effects to state changes causes a combinatorial explosion in the number of changes that an author has to deal with. I can see developers having to do lots of special-casing because they only want to run an exit effect on A when transitioning from A to B, and not A to C.
> 
> Page authors want to think in terms of states, not in terms of state changes.

This author agrees with you. Transitions are very simple to understand, read, and write, (because the transition starts happening whenever the property starts to change, regardless of how) and I don't want to lose that.

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