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Changing attributeType="CSS"

From: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 17:23:38 +0100
Message-ID: <4AEB130A.6090703@jwatt.org>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/animate.html#AttributeTypeAttribute

For the attribute "attributeType" the spec says this about the value "CSS":

  "CSS"
    This specifies that the value of "attributeName" is the name
    of a CSS property defined as animatable in this specification.

If the author has explicitly specified "CSS" then clearly they want to target
CSS, and limiting the permitted properties unnecessarily limits the capabilities
of SMIL animation [compared to CSS animation]. It would seem better not to
impose an artificial limit, and to enable parity between SMIL animation and CSS
animation.

Mozilla would like to propose striking the words "defined as animatable in this
specification".

Jonathan
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:24:09 GMT

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