[whatwg] Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements

ddailey ddailey at zoominternet.net
Thu Apr 5 10:28:25 PDT 2007

Okay -- I guess that makes sense. thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs at apple.com>
To: "ddailey" <ddailey at zoominternet.net>
Cc: "Vladimir Vukicevic" <vladimir at pobox.com>; <whatwg at whatwg.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements

> On Apr 5, 2007, at 4:53 AM, ddailey wrote:
>> I understand that some here have reasons not to be happy with SMIL,  
>> but its implementation within SVG really is quite nice and  
>> understandable. So far as I can see, the discontent with it stems  
>> primarily from the fact SMIL seems to have alternative  
>> specifications. Since the SVG implementation is the one which seems  
>> to have met with fairly wide adoption, why not just converge with  
>> the attribute set used there to control an animation?
> Vlad's message is about Apple's proposed CSS properties, not DOM  
> attributes. SMIL is in the markup and so gives you no way to separate  
> presentation from content. The CSS properties would let you separate  
> time presentation of a <video> or <audio> element, or in theory an  
> <img> showing an animated image format or any other element that  
> could be interpreted as showing timed media.
> So I don't think this competes directly with SMIL.
> Regards,
> Maciej

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