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Re: Promoting more SVG attributes into properties

From: David Leunen <leunen.d@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:25:45 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKhDWheXR=W1ReHGHV6ts-8d1=bV8CfwnfGoKS8bX+gvR6C4_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
> The CSSWG today resolved to allow more SVG attributes into CSS
> properties, as requested by the SVGWG.  Starting from the list at
> <
> http://dev.w3.org/SVG/proposals/css-animation/animation-proposal.html#def_attributes
> >,

we removed all the attributes that only have meaning within filters,
> and agreed to add the rest.

I always naively thought CSS was intended to be the presentational part of
the data.
i.e optional for a semantic understanding of the data.

If the only rationale for promoting attributes into css properties are
animations, then isn't it wrong ?

Transitions are ok (purely presentational), but an animation can be part of
the content : the movement of a character over a landscape, a clock, a
game, ...
For these use cases, the data without the animations is meaningless.
I'd say, if cx and cy are animated, they should be in SMIL, not in CSS.

Is my definition of CSS outdated ?

Sorry for the newbie question.

Received on Friday, 25 January 2013 16:26:12 UTC

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