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

From: Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:28:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CANz6XvSm5Zr3ysZNZmNyin44c+XqLh7VbuB5APGTGMAk4YsqPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> 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?

If what I said in [1] holds, it should say "visual, interactive"?

That's what's used for cursor in CSS2.1, for instance.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Feb/0741.html

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Rune Lillesveen
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