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Re: SVG12: applicability of timelineBegin

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 20:02:46 +0200
Message-ID: <5880790.20051006200246@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Monday, April 18, 2005, 12:59:00 AM, Bjoern wrote:

BH> Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

BH>   In http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/struct.html the
BH> definition of the timelineBegin attribute states:

BH> [...]
BH>   The svg element controls the global timeline, so for progressively
BH>   loaded animations, the author would typically set this attribute to
BH>   "onStart", thus allowing the nested timelines to begin as the document
BH>   is loaded.
BH> [...]

The troubling mention of nested timelines has been replaced with this

  Controls the initialization of the timeline for the document.<br/> The
  svg element controls the global timeline, so for progressively loaded
  animations, the author would typically set this attribute to
  "onStart", thus allowing the timeline to begin as the document loads,
  rather than waiting until the complete document is loaded.

There is only one timeline (one time container) in SVG Tiny 1.2; its
just a question of when it starts. The default is the document load
event, ie after the root svg end tag has been parsed. The attribute
allows the option of starting the timeline when the opening svg tag is
parsed, so the timeline starts up and continues as the rest of the
document loads.

Please let us know if this does not satisfy your comment.

-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:03:06 GMT

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