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What Media should [css-transitions] and [css-animations] properties apply to?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:46:58 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130910124658.GA26552@crum.dbaron.org>
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-transitions/ and
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-animations/ list some of the properties
as applying to "Media: visual" and some as applying to "Media:
interactive".  It's not clear to me which is better, or, frankly, if
either is correct.

Visual seems clearly wrong since per [1], it includes things like
print (on paper).

But interactive also seems wrong since:
 * it includes things like speech, where it's not at all clear to me
   how a dynamic change of an aural property could be handled, since
   the entire medium depends on presenting the document over time
   rather than all at once

 * it doesn't seem, based on the definition in [1], to include
   things such as a screen on which javascript can run and change
   things but the user can interact

Thoughts on what this should say?

-David

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/media.html#media-groups

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