[whatwg] Canvas and DOM elements
ian at hixie.ch
Fri May 19 08:26:00 PDT 2006
On Thu, 4 May 2006, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> Having dedicated DOM element (<canvas>) for drawings looks a bit strange
> as a design decision. Logically any block DOM element can provide
> graphics. Ideally getContext method should have one more parameter -
> layer - background/content/foreground - so graphics could be mixed with
> the content of the element, drawn on top and/or below the content.
In practice, major browser vendors have difficulty writing Web browsers
that handle generic concepts like this. <object>, for example, which is a
very generic feature, has been historically very badly implemented. So it
was felt better to make things more specific to one element.
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