[html5] Points in a <CANVAS> element
ian at hixie.ch
Sat Feb 9 16:11:16 PST 2008
On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, John S. Urban wrote:
> More simply put, points are an essential graphic element. A <CANVAS>
> element apparently provides no support for them. even a CALCOMP graphics
> library from thirty years ago provided a way to generate points. If the
> obvious ways to support them (ie a separate procedure such as Point(x,y)
> or the rendering of a point when a polyline of zero length is
> encountered) do not exist then how is a point supposed to be generated?
> There is beauty in simplicity, but this is a lack of basic
> functionality. Many people will be forced to kludge their codes to
> change a null line to a line of 1 unit in length, or to filter for lines
> of zero length and draw a circle and so on. So what is the supported
> method for generating points? A simple example would be most helpful.
Points, in a vector space like <canvas>, have no visible rendering. Do you
want a circle? A square? Some other shape? All of those can be drawn using
the current API. I don't really understand what you are asking for.
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