[whatwg] [canvas] imageRenderingQuality property

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jun 13 02:01:50 PDT 2008

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:34 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Why not just have the UA run in a high quality mode the first time it 
> > is painted on, but if the script tries to paint again within a certain 
> > amount of time, switch to high speed?
> >
> This makes sense.
> However, there is still a potential use case for speed vs quality hints: 
> when the author wants to treat some content on the page as visually more 
> important than other content. For example, you might have a gallery page 
> with a bunch of unimportant bling around the actual image/canvas you 
> care about.
> I'm unsure whether that's realistic enough to justify supporting hints.

I think we should put off adding a feature to handle that case until we've 
got a site that would actually benefit from it.

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