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RE: Request for Comments: Proposal for Touch-Based Animation Scrubbing

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:15:14 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BEAA161@TK5EX14MBXC221.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[Dean Jackson:]
> I think the phrase I'm looking for is "bang for buck".
At this point in time, I'll second this sentiment; should the recent poll 
be run again I wonder where this would land. There are so many things 
people write script for that could be done declaratively. The value of 
doing so is, however, very unevenly distributed. 

In fairness I am certainly not opposed to CSS work in the general areas of
scrolling, panning or zooming; we did plenty of that for Windows 8 and it resulted 
in new CSS properties [1] e.g. to specify 'snap points' when panning through a bunch 
of images or other elements (which slightly overlaps with some of your scenarios). 
These features proved quite useful in building good experiences - especially for 
touch users - and they likely perform orders of magnitude better than whatever 
could be scripted to emulate them. So I agree there are declarative steps we can 
take to make it easier to build good touch interactions; but we could and imo should 
start with simpler, broadly usable solutions before moving on to more elaborate 
effects where developers control every millisecond of what happens. 

Within, as always, the constraints of available time and priorities; had we 
submitted our work a month or two back I honestly am not sure where it'd 
have landed in the list either. I suspect not very high at the moment. And 
that's OK.

[1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh453816.aspx
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