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[css3-animations] keep ‘animation-play-state’ property

From: Peta Byte <256petabyte@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:46:03 +0100
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To: www-style@w3.org
Hello everybody,

for several days now, I'm (webdeveloper-/designer) working extensively with CSS3 Animations and while doing so I have formed myself an opinion about the spec.

One thing I want to clarify is the considered removal of the animation-play-state property. In the working draft from march 2009, it is annotated that 

>>> We are considering removing ‘animation-play-state’ since its behaviour can be replicated using other techniques. For example, by querying 
>>> the computed style, removing the animation and then setting style."  (http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-animations/#the-animation-play-state-property-)

whereas this comment is removed in the latest editor's draft (http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-animations/#the-animation-play-state-property-). Does this mean, that the play-state property will remain part of the spec? Because I'd argue for keeping that property. It is immensely useful for advanced animations and probably offers far better performance compared to "other techniques" (like working with the computed style at the time the animation is stopped)


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