I've been trying to get animated GIFs (GIF89a format) to display in WRT (1.0 and 1.1) and I'm having some unexpected results. It should be noted that non-animated GIFs (GIF87a format) do indeed render as expected - both transparent and opaque.
- Animated GIFs with opaque backgrounds do display, but do not animate.
- Animated GIFs with transparent backgrounds do display, but have rendering errors.
- Animated GIFs both transparent and opaque do not always animate on 5800 XpressMusic.
Are animated GIFs (GIF89a format) officially supported in Web Runtime? Doing a search of the forum I haven't run across anything stating that they were not. I'm trying to incorporate a spinner graphic to provide some feedback that something is indeed happening while the widget fetches data from a server.
BTW - they do display correctly in the Aptana preview (as expected - Firefox on Windows, Safari on Mac) using the WRT Plug-in, but do not work in the SDK emulators (S60 3rd FP2, S50 5th) or on actual devices (N79, N95 with updated firmware, 5800 XpressMusic).
I've uploaded a test widget including all gifs along with screenshots from N95 and N79.