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Re: Comments on SVG 1.2 from a Gecko developer

From: Antoine Quint <ml@graougraou.com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 23:46:24 +0200
Message-Id: <FACEFA7C-A526-11D8-8219-000393D124C4@graougraou.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Hi Robert,

On 13 mai 04, at 20:19, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> -- Instead of copying parts of SMIL into SVG, why not create a 
> SMIL+SVG profile?

The historical relationship betweenSM SVG and SMIL started with SMIL 
Animation [0] and the strings attached to it (timing, etc.), back in 
the SVG 1.0 days. The SMIL Animation spec is meant to be "hosted" by 
another spec that refines areas where adaptation to the host language 
is needed. For instance, SVG 1.0 adds such elements as <animateColor /> 
and <animateTransform />.

Today, the foray into <audio> and <video> also needs some clear 
adaptation to the SVG model, especially for the video aspect as SVG's 
rich rendering model (transforms, opacity, filters and whatnots) calls 
for adaptation of the original SMIL spec and markup.


[0] http://fuchsia-design.com/Conferences/XMLEurope2004.pdf
Antoine Quint <aq@fuchsia-design.com>
W3C SVG Working Group Invited Expert
SVG Consulting, Teaching and Outsourcing

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