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Re: Declarative animation limitations

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 03:31:44 EST
Message-ID: <75.2540f97.2b08adf0@aol.com>
To: ksmrq@netscape.net, www-svg@w3.org
In a message dated 16/11/2002 04:45:00 GMT Standard Time, ksmrq@netscape.net 

> The design of SVG's *declarative* animation seems peculiar. I would
> appreciate comments from technically knowledgeable readers about the
> method I have used to achieve my aims in the enclosed animation. First,
> can you demonstrate a simpler way (NOT using scripts) to do this? And
> second, (for committee members?) if not, why not?


I am not trying to provoke you with the following question but I am genuinely 
wondering why you think the effect you created should be particularly 
easy/succinct to do.

SVG is currently at version 1.0. So, my take on it at least is that it should 
provide a good range of basic functionality which can be combined flexibly. 
And I think it does. If there is an important use case for your effect then 
at the moment I don't see it. Maybe the WG members didn't see it either.

There are lots of effects which are in the "nice to have" category. But you 
seem to be assuming that the effect you illustrated is not only in the "nice 
to have" category but is also important.

What would the use case be?


Andrew Watt
Received on Sunday, 17 November 2002 03:31:53 UTC

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