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Re: Changing attributeType="CSS"

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 19:44:14 +0100
Message-ID: <105296594.20091030194414@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
CC: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Friday, October 30, 2009, 5:23:38 PM, Jonathan wrote:

JW> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/animate.html#AttributeTypeAttribute

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

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

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

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

How about 'defined as animatable'?

The mai value of the CSS and XML options is to resolve ambiguity for occasional name clashes. Mostly, the default value works fine.


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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