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Re: SURVEY: Accept requirement for immediate mode graphics a la canvas element?

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:27:26 -0800
Message-Id: <p0624080bc37605b46c9a@[]>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org

At 16:02  +0100 30/11/07, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
>I think, this part of the working draft would be more convincing, if there was
>an element like animation (as in SMIL, SVG Tiny 1.2 or vector or however one
>might call it) to reference vector graphics too (optionally with server-sided
>generation to avoid user-sided scripting) - either as an external file
>similar to audio or video or to embed it in a mixed document XHTML+SVG
>as a clear separation...

FWIW the 'animation' element in SVG has a definition problem.  Unlike 
video, audio, or image, which talk about a media type with 
characteristics, where the actual format is defined by the MIME type 
of the thing embedded, the animation element refers directly to SVG.

Further, it's not clear to me what the media-type difference is from 
video or audio:  a timed presentation, possibly with indefinite 
duration or fixed duration, possibly with visual appearance, and 
possibly with user interaction.  These are all true of <video>;  what 
extra semantics does <animation> bring (apart from the unfortunate 
restriction above)?

David Singer
Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 18:29:11 UTC

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