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A wish for 2014: page transitions

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:30:51 +0100
Message-ID: <52CFF60B.6000409@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
This message is a personal message, with all my hats off.

There is an area I wish the CSS WG could start investigating
in 2014: transitions (hear visual effects) between two pages,
for example the source and the target of a hyperlink.

There are various reasons for that:

1. web-based apps want to apply page transitions because
    otherwise, they need to put too much content into a single
    web page. There are hacks to simulate page transitions but
    they're only ugly hacks.

2. web-based apps are now embedded by most industries, from
    mobile devices and connected TVs to automotive through fashion.

3. an "app", in particular if the address bar is hidden, is not seen
    by the user as a set of pages. It's only one "app". Web-based apps
    need to match the complexity and quality of native apps, including
    on this topic. The automotive industry in particular wants to
    switch to web-based in-car systems but the lack of page transitions
    is for them a blocking factor.

4. AFAICT, jQuery Mobile "page transitions" do not apply to transitions
    between pages but between two fragment URIs inside the same document

I perfectly understand that there are some security concerns behind
this. I think we can probably solve them with a same-origin policy.
This topic has landed a few times on the WG's radar in the past but
we never addressed it. I think it's time for us to revisit this feature.


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