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Re: SVG12: playbackOrder design (was: [www-svg] <none>)

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:33:03 +0100
Message-Id: <C123B71A-2181-4C02-BAD5-4425FF572048@expway.fr>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Sorry about forgetting to put a subject on this post, I'm resending  
it so that it gets picked up by the archives correctly.

On Nov 10, 2005, at 13:12, Robin Berjon wrote:
> Dear Bjoern,
>
> this is a response to your comment at:
>
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2005Apr/0081.html
>
> The playbackOrder attribute is only a hint to the user agent to  
> indicate whether the author believes that seeking back in the  
> timeline is likely to produce meaningful results or not. Setting it  
> to "all" does not guarantee that when seeking back in time the same  
> animation will be replayed since DOM manipulation may have altered  
> the tree, and certainly does not require that the tree be reverted  
> to the state in which it was at a given point in time.
>
> When setting it to "forwardOnly" the author indicates that she  
> doesn't believe seeking backwards will produce a useful effect,  
> probably because DOM manipulations have largely altered parts of  
> the tree required in past animations or because the discard element  
> has been used to remove them entirely. It is therefore recommended  
> that the user agent expose that information through its user  
> interface.
>
> Thank you for your thorough review, please let us know shortly if  
> this does not address your concerns,

-- 
Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 10 November 2005 13:32:58 GMT

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