[whatwg] Canvas should be script-only, not an HTML element
ian at hixie.ch
Tue May 16 06:19:05 PDT 2006
On Sat, 28 May 2005, Lenny Domnitser wrote:
> Creating a non-semantic <canvas> element as the only element that can be
> drawn on is backwards. Instead, a scripting interface to drawing should
> take any element as a context node.
While I agree that this would be a more abstract design overall, it is
unfortunately much more bug-prone. Implementations have historically had
great problems with features that overload separate concepts on one
element. The <object> element is one example of this; it has taken years
to even approach interoperability, and even now it is not reliably usable
across all browsers.
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