FX Taskforce 2D Transform combined specification work

Hi CSS and SVG Working Groups,

The topic of CSS 2D Transforms was discussed yesterday at the CSS Working Group meeting [1]. From the discussion it sounds like the CSS Working Group would like to move quickly on the 2D Transforms technology. It seems that now is a good time to ask if CSS Working Group would to consider using the FX-Taskforce specification work.

At the most recent FX-Taskforce telephone conference [2] we discussed moving the combined specification in to the list of the current CSS work. In previous discussions it was agreed that both groups should work on a combined specification [3]. The SVG Working Group intends to use this work to make up the Transforms section in SVG 2.

The current version of the FX-Taskforce 2D Transforms specification [4] is basically a fusion of the published CSS 2D Transforms specification and published parts of the SVG Transforms chapter with additional wording to unify the technologies.

The advantage of such a specification
 - defines how CSS and SVG can use the same underlying transform pipeline and DOM API;
 - defines in one document how different content is styled when transform properties are applied to them;
 - more editing and test development resources for a single specification;

We would like to move the specification forward just as quickly as the original CSS 2D Transforms specification. With the help of Dean and Simon, I have been actively editing the combined specification. I would be happy to begin developing SVG tests for the specification. Additionally, I would be happy to assist with development of the CSS tests assuming that the CSS Working Group is happy to work with the SVG Working Group on a combine specification.

We should discuss this topic further at Thursday's CSS/SVG meeting at Technical Plenary.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2010/11/01-CSS-minutes.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2010/10/25-fx-minutes.html#item01
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-fx/2010JanMar/0004.html
[4] http://dev.w3.org/Graphics-FX/modules/2D-transforms/spec/2DTransforms.html

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Received on Tuesday, 2 November 2010 14:40:20 UTC