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Re: animateMotion along things other than paths?

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:38:52 +1100
Message-Id: <S4JTFM.51Z8EYV44GK@abbra.com>
To: "David Dailey" <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi David,

There's no reason this would be hard. Quite the opposite in fact, it'd likely
re-use much of the existing code in a renderer.

If it were to happen, the starting point of the motion and direction would
follow the rules for stroking which mandates where dashing starts and goes.

Cheers,
Alex

--Original Message--:
>Just for fun, I tried using
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><animateMotion dur="5s" rotate="auto" repeatCount="indefinite" >
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>   <mpath xlink:href="#E"/>
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></animateMotion>
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>where #E actually refers to an ellipse rather than a path.  (Yes I am aware than I can make an ellipse using <path>)
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>Of course the spec [1] requires that the referenced geometry must be a path, but it made me wonder if this should not be extended to simple things like <circle>, <ellipse>, <polygon>, <star>, <rect> or even <use>. (Use would actually be quite handy for the thing I am working on at present)
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>Cheers
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>David
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>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/animate.html#AnimateMotionElement 
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