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Re: transitions vs. animations

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 15:13:18 -0700
Message-Id: <D100F7C5-3CB1-40BE-A8CC-65677AD8F332@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Perry Smith <pedzsan@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
On Apr 8, 2010, at 12:38 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>  

>>> If so, how does a % work?
>> TBD. I haven't pondered it much. I was thinking multiply instead of  
>> add, but
>> I need to consider that more.
>>> How do colors work?  How do keyword
>>> properties work?
>> I'm not sure. Maybe only lengths and numbers make sense. I'll give  
>> it some
>> thought.
> I don't like that this uses normal CSS syntax but actually expresses
> something completely different and new.  Further, it means that the
> same keyframe used in a transition and an animation could mean
> *entirely* different things.
> I agree that this use-case is valuable, but I think we should solve it
> some other way.  Let's leave existing CSS syntax alone.

How am I changing how CSS syntax works? Your "animation shorthand  
value inside a transition property value as a function argument" is  
much more different than my "shorthand inside a shorthand, with values  
similar to 'animation' values, but with differences".
Received on Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:14:04 UTC

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