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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.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 20:38:30 UTC

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