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Re: Are CSS animations a done deal?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:45:22 +0200
To: sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>, "Lars Gunther" <gunther@keryx.se>
Message-ID: <op.vaoqtwhv64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:32:59 +0200, sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 04/05/2010 05:08 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Personally I think moving away from specifying style information in  
>> script to just specifying class name changes is actually an  
>> improvement. That way the style information stays neatly separated from  
>> the script and can be changed by designers who might not be involved  
>> with the scripting layer of the site at all. That way it can also be  
>> more easily overridden by end users.
> Agreed with that.  Being able to specify styles as declaration blocks in  
> CSS as a class and reference/apply them in JS via className is good (but  
> maybe class name is not the right mechanism to expose declaration blocks  
> to JS enviroment). There is clear separation of  function. But CSS  
> duplicating functionality inherent in the DOM event model willy nilly is  
> bad and should be avoided IMHO.  Maybe CSS should just duplicate all the  
> DOM events exactly??

CSS does not expose events. It exposes state. That is quite a different  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 5 April 2010 10:46:12 UTC

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