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Re: SVG animate values format

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 20:20:46 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0806251820h3c9827d8md75e39612738887c@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Has there been a SVG WG decision on this issue?


On 6/10/08, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
> I think, there is not much choice, because the behaviour depends on
> SMIL and the definition, which values for the animated attribute
> or property are ok. If an empty value has a defined meaning for the
> animated attribute or property, this is a well defined behaviour for
> animation. Else it would be not possible to use such an empty value
> for animation at all, even if this is defined for the attribute/property
> without animation. The viewer cannot ignore a trailing ';' even if
> an empty value is wrong, because the complete timing depends
> on the number of ';' in the values attribute.
> See the example I already gave for the animation of xlink:href
> in SVGT1.2 - maybe there are a few other attributes or properties
> with a defined meaning of an empty value.
> As defined in SMIL, the viewer has to analyse with respect to the
> attributeType, whether the used values are correct or not, then
> such an empty value is no specific case, it is yet another value
> to analyse if it is applicable for the given attributeType or not ;o)
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2008 01:21:22 UTC

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