[whatwg] Re: Comments on "Web Forms 2.0"

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 6 04:42:31 PDT 2005

On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> I'd go through the attributes in the draft and decide for each whether 
> it makes sense to allow animation of it. If animation of the input name 
> attribute does not change the name of the control then it probably does 
> not make sense to allow animation of it, for example. MSIE allows e.g. 
> animation of the input size and textarea cols/rows attributes and does 
> not allow animation of the input type and input value attributes (i.e., 
> doing that has no observable effect).

Given that there are no non-deprecated presentation attributes in WF2, it 
would seem that it does not make sense to animate any of the values in the 
draft. I have updated the draft to this effect. (Section 8.)

>> Does SMIL define how animation interacts with these DOM Core features?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-SMIL2-20050107/animation.html#animationNS-AnimationSandwichModel

That seems to agree that only presentational features should be animated.

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