[whatwg] "canvas" tag and animations ?

Christian Biesinger cbiesinger at web.de
Tue Jun 14 16:03:41 PDT 2005

Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
> Christian Biesinger wrote:
>> Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
>>> This isn't needed. Just like in normal HTML a drawing transaction is 
>>> automatically started when the javascript code starts
>> Are the <canvas> functions JavaScript-specific?
> Ehm, no. Actually the automatic drawing transactions story applies to 
> all scripting languages in HTML.

There might be non-scripting languages that want to use <canvas>. 
Consider an extensible UA that might support writing extensions in Java 
or C++. You can probably not extend such automatic transactions to those 
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