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Re: Changing attributeType="CSS"

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 11:12:32 +0100
To: robert@ocallahan.org, "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u2rim6j8geuyw5@localhost>
On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 21:56:03 +0100, Robert O'Callahan  
<robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> On Friday, October 30, 2009, 8:56:18 PM, Robert wrote:
>>
>> ROC> For legacy compatibility reasons, we can't do this for
>> ROC> specifiedType="auto".
>>
>> Could you explain what legacy compatibility reasons mean that you can't  
>> do
>> this?
>
>
> It means that anyone who's using <animate attribute="height"> instantly
> breaks, because it would animate the 'height' CSS property which does
> nothing in SVG.

How about making the 'height' attribute a presentation attribute for  
SVG.next? I think it's possible to stay backwards compatible while adding  
the option of specifying the width/height through CSS.

Cheers
/Erik

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Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
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