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Re: [css3-transitions] Transitions from display:none

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:15:33 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBN-G+niFO3qs1zeiGBgt2SQVDEMUayG=0nqTwjPeamQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I see it was resolved at TPAC that "CSS animations do not start or continue
> running on elements that are display:none or inside display:none elements"
> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Nov/0709.html>).
> However, transitions need to be considered too, and I couldn't find a
> similar issue reported on the list. And even if the transitions spec were to
> get some similar wording, it would be necessary to define in what order
> simultaneous style changes are considered to happen for this purpose. This
> also seems somewhat connected with the plans to make all properties
> interpolable.
> For instance, one might expect margin-left to transition in this case (and
> maybe especially so if 'display' were to be interpolated similarly to
> 'visibility'):
> #test { transition-duration: 0.5s; }
> #test.before { display: none; margin-left: 100px; }
> #test.after { display: block; margin-left: 0px; }
> However, we have already seen a case relying on the opposite, and thus
> looking buggy in Opera.

There is no ordering for properties to apply; they all apply at the
same time.  Any behavior otherwise is a bug.

However, I'm not sure if transitions can/should "work" when the
start-state is display:none.

Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:16:30 UTC

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