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Re: Using CSS Transitions/Animations with SVG attributes

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:02:30 +0000
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To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

On 18 Mar 2011, at 16:13, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The biggest problem with SMIL is that it's not CSS.  ^_^  It's a
> different animation model that's only applicable to SVG (plus maybe
> other languages that aren't really part of the web).  It won't ever be
> applicable to HTML.



> While we won't ever get rid of SMIL, given the weight of SVG 1.1
> content on the web, we can at least make it unimportant for new
> authors to learn.

FYI: SMIL is also used in EPUB Media Overlays, which admittedly isn't  
part of the web per-say, but it is an international open-standard that  
relies heavily on web technologies (XHTML5, CSS3, PLS, SSML, etc.).  
There are a few web-based EPUB reading systems, and desktop/mobile  
ebook reading apps often rely on a web browser component ... so SMIL  
is never too far from the web, really ;)


Cheers, Dan
Received on Friday, 18 March 2011 17:03:04 UTC

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