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Re: [csswg-drafts] Add 'prefers-reduced-motion' media feature

From: Nat Tarnoff via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:53:54 +0000
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>Currently, no platforms implement that in native UI or web UI. At 
such a time that any do, it would be appropriate to standardize in Web

Why couldn't the Web API take the lead instead of waiting for native 
or web UI? If we establish the ability and best practice, are we not 
evangelizing that they should catch up and implement it? 

>there is no good way for a browser to know which animations may be 

Sadly after thinking through this a little more, I see this problem. 
Perhaps it is out of scope for this PR, but it is something that 
should be investigated. On the WCAG side of the fence, there is 
https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/18 which is about defining 
accessible animation from interaction. SC 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide 
covers animation that isn't by direct user interaction. 

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