[whatwg] [canvas] imageRenderingQuality property

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Jul 1 01:46:34 PDT 2008

Challenge accepted.
THIS: the content the author wants the browser to render.
HAPPEN: the sequence of operations performed by the browser in order to
render THIS.
QUICKLY: meeting the user's expectations how long he should wait for THIS.
QUALITY: how accurately the browser follows the author's prescription.
EXTRA TIME: the amount of time the rendering process is late with respect to
the QUICKLY deadline.
HIGHEST: most accurate.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Charles
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:52 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] [canvas] imageRenderingQuality property

>> How can an author know which is appropriate?
> Erm, presumably because they're the author -- it seems quite valid
> to for an author to be able to say "Just make this happen quickly, I  
> don't care about the quality" or "Take extra time to make this the  
> highest quality you can".

No problem, all you have to do is define:

- "this"
- "happen"
- "quickly"
- "quality"
- "extra time"
- "highest"

Of course the hard bit is that these change for every content developer,
often per-platform.

-- Charles

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