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Re: SVG animations without SMIL

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:36:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDArzw1Yh-k36qJc8MTHOtiVRXbw0xjoTUGWFJLEbr6O6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Rogers <pdr@google.com>
Cc: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Philip Rogers <pdr@google.com> wrote:
> Dirk,
> The SVG path syntax is pretty difficult to use (IIRC it was designed before
> gzip which is why it uses one-character commands) so I understand wanting to
> improve that for the long-term. It looks like there has been quite a bit of
> discussion already about new path specs.
> For consistency with the other geometry attributes, I don't see many costs
> to promoting 'd' as a simple string presentation attribute. The proposal
> would be to have it work just like animating 'd' works today: string ->
> string where the interpolation is done on the parsed representation. I
> wasn't able to find arguments against this in the archives. Do you have a
> link to previous discussions of this?

Yeah, agreed that if we promoted it (and we should) it should be fine
to just give the property a grammar of "<string>" for now, and then
improve it with a more readable form afterwards.  That way we dont'
have to worry about the differences between path-data parsing and CSS
tokenizing, we can just use the same rules for both, which allows

Then the more readable form can actually use keywords and functions
and units, oh my!

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