[whatwg] Shadows

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jan 16 18:53:06 PST 2008

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Philip Taylor wrote:
> I've looked at how Safari renders shadows - the spec should probably 
> define something similar, since it works and it's not insane or 
> anything.


> One odd issue is with clearRect - Safari sort of applies shadows to 
> that, as in <http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/misc/shadow/shadow4.html>, 
> except it ignores the colour and just uses the blur. It seems sensible 
> to just call that a bug, and require that shadows never apply to 
> clearRect since it doesn't go through the Drawing Model at all.

Fixed in the spec.

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Robert O'Rourke wrote:
> I think what it says is OK but it could do with some diagrams and 
> example code to clarify it.

Yeah, we'll have to add lots of examples and diagrams in due course. I'm 
waiting for stability first, so I don't have to keep redrawing them and 
fixing the examples. :-)

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