[whatwg] Suggestions for <canvas> deferred to a future version

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Apr 30 09:35:42 PDT 2009

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, John S. Urban wrote:
> Concerning the polygon fill rules .. it would be nice if the fill rules 
> allowed for image maps and canvas elements were symetrical. It is 
> surprising to have "evenodd" the only available one available for image 
> map polygons; and "winding" the only one for <CANVAS>. That is, since a 
> browser has to support both methods, it seems each element that supports 
> polygon fill should have the same set of methods available. So just as 
> "evenodd" is needed in <CANVAS>, "winding" should be added for IMAGE 

I doubt we would add features to the image maps at this point for 
completeness alone; they're not used much for new sites. I agree that the 
inconsistency is odd, but, well, HTML is full of weirdness like that.

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