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Re: Animating SVG attributes from Web Animations

From: Bob Hopgood <frahopgood@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:42:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+52mcG-q+dAJHq4DQNqr=jXbK=-JHRTWL-65xB1u2eW8Fy8-g@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-fx@w3.org
It is unclear to me that CSS has any idea what it is letting itself in for
if it decides to style or animate the  d attribute of the SVG path

I have a very low definition outline of Australia which is  a 50,000 bytes
d attribute and a high definition path description of the coastline is 1
Megabyte.

All current browsers can render  these and animate them. Is CSS really
going to put strings that long in style rules?

Much better to leave the SVG attributes where they are and just work on the
styling properties

The d attribute in SVG acts much like the text in an HTML block-level
element such as p or h2.

Css does not plan to modify that so why do it to the d attribute in SVG?

Bob
Received on Thursday, 18 June 2015 07:22:11 UTC

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