DocumentTimeline.DocumentTimeline()

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 DocumentTimeline() constructor of the Web Animations API creates a new instance of the DocumentTimeline object associated with the active document of the current browsing context.

Syntax

var sharedTimeline = new DocumentTimeline(options);

Parameters

options
An object specifying options for the new timeline. Currently the only supported option is the originTime member which specifies the zero time for the documentTimeline as a real number of milliseconds relative to the navigationStart moment of the active document for the current browsing context.

Examples

We could share a single documentTimeline among multiple animations, thus allowing us to manipulate just that group of animations via their shared timeline. This bit of code would start all the cats animating 500 milliseconds into their animations:

var cats = document.querySelectorAll('.sharedTimelineCat');
cats = Array.prototype.slice.call(cats);

var sharedTimeline = new DocumentTimeline({ originTime: 500 });

cats.forEach(function(cat) {
  var catKeyframes = new KeyframeEffect(cat, keyframes, timing);
  var catAnimation = new Animation(catKeyframes, sharedTimeline);
  catAnimation.play();
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Animations
The definition of 'DocumentTimeline()' in that specification.
Working Draft Editor's draft.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support No support No support No support

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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