Animation.timeline

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The Animation.timeline property of the Animation interface returns or sets the timeline associated with this animation. A timeline is a source of time values for synchronization purposes, and is an AnimationTimeline-based object. By default, the animation's timeline and the Document's timeline are the same.

Syntax

var animationsTimeline = Animation.timeline;

Animation.timeline = newTimeline;

Value

timeline object to use as the timing source for the animation, or null to use the default, which is the Document's timeline.

Examples

Here we set the animation's timeline to be the same as the document's timeline (this is the default timeline for all animations, by the way):

animation.timeline = document.timeline;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Animations
The definition of 'Animation.timeline' in that specification.
Working Draft Editor's draft.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support 48 (48)[1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 48.0 (48)[1] No support No support No support

[1] The Web Animations API is only enabled by default in Firefox Developer Edition and Nightly builds. You can enable it in beta and release builds by setting the preference dom.animations-api.core.enabled to true, and can disable it in any Firefox version by setting this preference to false.

See also

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