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simple rotation values for SVG behave oddly in chrome vs safari, firefox?

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Rigging a puppet and attempting to reuse elements for legs and arms. Everything but the "hand" and "foot" work as expected across browsers. If I set simple (positive and negative) degree values for rotation in Chrome it works as expected, but in Safarit and Firefox the two "cloned" limbs are positioned differently?

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Yep, as far as I can tell that's not really a GSAP issue as much as it's a browser quirk that I don't think we can possibly work around. Basically, using the <use> element is a bit dangerous for animation. Let's say you "use" an element that has transforms applied to it - some browsers think those transforms should flow through to the clones whereas some don't. I'm not sure which is technically "correct" (valid arguments could be made on either side). My suggestion would be to (oddly enough) not "use" the "use" element for animation like this. Instead, just build your SVG normally (sans <use>), as it'll be more pure and it'll avoid those browser inconsistencies. 

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