[whatwg] Audio canvas?

Fabien Meghazi agr at amigrave.com
Wed Jul 16 04:39:59 PDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 1:10 PM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:
>> Question: What do people think about making <audio> more like <canvas> as
>> sketched above?

Well I guess it would be cool for writing canvas games, and necessary
if support for microphone or webcam is added in html in the future.

> The <audio> (and <video>) tags on the other hand are effectively multimedia
> equivalents to the <img> tag, in that their purpose is to display existing
> remote content, rather than to create content on the client side.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the <img> tag support the use of
data:image/xxxx;base64 encoded content, so it's basically possible to
display an image generated on client side. I guess it was not the
intended purpose to do this at first, but afterall, html5 is all about
extending web

Fabien Meghazi

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