[whatwg] Canvas element - Keep It Simple

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 01:17:04 PDT 2005

On 4/25/05, Brad Neuberg <bradneuberg at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > If successful shipped implementations is what
> > matters, then there's
> > lots of successful IE extensions that do the same as
> > canvas and other
> > elements which it would be much more sensible to go
> > with.
> I'm not against that; I thought one of the ideas
> behind the WHAT working group is to take already
> working defacto standards and simply specify them and
> implement them in other browsers, such as innerHTML
> and XmlHttpRequest.  I'd much rather choose an already
> existing, if not perfect, canvas or drawable surface
> type defacto standard than create an imaginary
> "perfect" one like we seem to be doing on this list.
> Running code is king....

Great, lets go with VML, supported on the majority of desktops out
there, used by high profile sites such as Google,   It's a much better
option albeit more complicated than canvas.


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