[whatwg] General request regarding feature requests -- drawString()

Stefan Haustein sh at kobjects.org
Sun Nov 19 16:06:39 PST 2006


I have updated the drawString() feature request accordingly:


Best regards,

Ian Hickson wrote:
> I'm happy to see the increased interest in HTML5 recently -- especially 
> with the amazing work Lachlan, Henri, and others are doing with the blog, 
> the validator, feedback, and so forth.
> Since the volume of feature requests is only going to increase in the near 
> future, I'd like to request that feature requests be clear and include at 
> least the following information:
>  * What is the problem you are trying to solve?
>  * What is the feature you are suggesting to help solve it?
>  * What is the processing model for that feature, including error 
>    handling? This should be very clear, including things such as event 
>    timing if the feature involves events, how to create graphs 
>    representing the data in the case of semantic proposals, etc.
>  * Why do you think browsers would implement this feature?
>  * Why do you think authors would use this feature?
>  * What evidence is there that this feature is desparately needed?
> Obviously, we want to keep the language as simple as possible. That means 
> not everyone will get what they want. Having clear answers to the 
> questions above will help all of us work out what is most important.
> Cheers,

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