Animating Web Page Content
All of the top Ajax toolkits listed on Wikipedia support some form of animation control for web page content. These techniques are incompatible - there should be a standard way of animating web content. See this page.
XHTML+SMIL is also a recommended profile but this would require namespaced content (meaning text/html would not be able to support it at present).
- SMIL Timesheets 1.0 has been released as a Working Draft from the W3C. This supports the paradigm of separation of content and presentation/animation.
- Safari supports CSS animation, though this hasn't been formally proposed as a standard
Since SMIL Timesheets 1.0 seems to support everything needed for animation, I recommend it be voted on as a feature in this initiative.