[webkit-dev] Adding Web Animations to WebCore

Dean Jackson dino at apple.com
Thu Nov 8 16:45:32 PST 2012

On Nov 8, 2012, at 4:11 PM, Douglas Stockwell <dstockwell at chromium.org> wrote:

> I wanted to let you know that work has begun on implementing Web Animations in WebKit. New code for this effort will be landed behind the ENABLE_WEB_ANIM feature define and a runtime setting. We expect to be turning this define on for Chromium buildbots so there will be build and test coverage as the new functionality is added.
> The current Editor’s Draft for Web Animations is available at: https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/raw-file/tip/web-anim/index.html
> The implementation will be tracked by a meta bug: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101660

As well as Maciej's concerns, I'd like to add that we already have three non-interoperable animation technologies in WebKit (SMIL, CSS and rAF). I think we need to clean this up before adding any more complexity.

I do very much support the idea of an animation API though.


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