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Re: SVG animate values format

From: Anthony Grasso <anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:36:05 +1000
Message-ID: <4862F285.8030108@cisra.canon.com.au>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Hi Jeff,

After going back through the minutes and agenda items of the past 
telephone conferences I don't think there has been an SVG WG decision on 
this yet.

We should make it a priority for discussion at the next telephone 

Thanks for chasing that up.


Jeff Schiller wrote:
> Has there been a SVG WG decision on this issue?
> Thanks,
> Jeff
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/smil/+bug/243115
> On 6/10/08, *Dr. Olaf Hoffmann* <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de 
> <mailto: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)
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