[whatwg] Canvas and DOM elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri May 19 08:31:52 PDT 2006

On Tue, 9 May 2006, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> In the way it is defined <canvas> is just a special kind of <object>, so 
> why not use existing <object> then? As far as I understand <object> was 
> specially designed to serve such purposes.

The sheer number of bugs with <object> that still remain today is a good 
reason to avoid doing anything with <object>.

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