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Web animations draft in SVG/CSS WG (was: Re: Gap analysis: SMIL

From: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 08:55:22 +0100
Message-ID: <50C2F26A.8000405@w3.org>
To: Futomi Hatano <futomi.hatano@newphoria.co.jp>
CC: ashimura@w3.org, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Kai Hendry <hendry@webconverger.com>, public-websignage@w3.org
This looks like a new development quite relevant to this group, and the 
ongoing discussion


Interesting comment thread starting at

On 12/7/2012 5:15 AM, Futomi Hatano wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Dec 2012 04:55:11 +0900
> Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org> wrote:
>> For example, as I mentioned at the Web-based Signage Workshop in June
>> [1], even SCXML could be another "related existing standard" here.
>> Also we should concentrate on thinking about "what is actually
>> necessary and valuable" as Charles mentioned above rather than
>> rejecting any possibilities at least at the gap analysis stage.
> Thanks for letting me know about SCXML.
> Although SCXML could be a candidate for new-gen SMIL
> as you mentioned at the workshop, I think it has lower possibility
> to be accepted by signage industry than SMIL.
> It seems to be similar to the topic discussed in W3C and
> web communities years ago: "XHTML 2 vs. HTML5".
> I think SMIL supporters in signage industry would like to
> extend SMIL rather than adopting or developing a new language.
> Although the doc should include all possibilities as gap analysis,
> it must be realistic. I don't think SCXML is realistic for now.
> "Realistic" means the possibility that SCXML will be implemented
> in web browsers and there are some supporters.
> As far as I know, no one in signage industry support SCXML.
> So I don't think we need to add SCXML in the doc now.
> At least, SMIL is realistic. there are some enthusiastic supporters,
> and it has already implemented some web browsers, and we can
> use it (maybe animation only) in HTML through inline SVG now.
> But I don't deny SCXML completely. If it become realistic
> and we believe it is useful for creating signage contents,
> then we should consider it.
> Cheers,
> Futomi
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