[whatwg] Canvas lack of drawString method

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Oct 26 09:38:57 PDT 2006

dolphinling wrote:
> What if the canvas and span are surrounded by something with 
> font-weight:bold? Will the text in the canvas be drawn bold, too?

It's the responsibility of the page designer to make sure the text they 
are measuring is styled the same as the text they want the metrics of.

According to the current API suggestion, the styling of the text in a 
canvas will not be affected by the style of parent elements, but will be 
defined by the style of the pseudo element name passed to the drawText 


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