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Re: Dropping angle-bracket syntax for animation

From: Brian Birtles <birtles@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:01:49 +0900
Message-ID: <4E37689D.2080303@gmail.com>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
CC: public-fx@w3.org
(Sending this again from a different address since the first attempt 
seems to have been delayed.)

Thanks Cameron for your feedback.

(2011/08/02 9:50), Cameron McCormack wrote:
 > I think at this point, we should be mandating CSS support for SVG
 > viewers anyway.

Ok, I wasn't sure if that was on the table for SVG 2 or not.

For SVG tools that aren't attempting to do round-trip authoring I think 
the CSS support requirement would be easier to meet if CSS can be dealt 
with as a pre-processing step. For example, run the input through a tool 
like SVG scour[1] and convert CSS syntax to presentational attributes.

Unfortunately that won't be possible if there's no XML syntax for 
animations. Tools will be forced to provide their own workarounds which 
increases complexity.


[1] http://www.codedread.com/scour/
Received on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 03:02:18 UTC

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