[whatwg] proposed canvas 2d API additions

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Apr 21 16:18:17 PDT 2006

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
> >
> > I understand what you are proposing. What I don't understand is what 
> > colour should be returned when the many device pixels represented by 
> > the given coordinate space pixel have different colors.
> The weighted average of the colors in the square the size of 1 by 1 
> canvas pixels.

...in fact, that won't work. It would mean that this, which should be a 

   c.putPixels(c.getPixels(x, y, width, height), x, y, width, height);

...will end up down-sampling the bitmap, which seems like it would break 
the main use case for this API.

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