[whatwg] SVG extensions to <canvas>

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue May 19 15:51:23 PDT 2009

On Wed, 06 May 2009 22:16:50 +0200, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:
>> That <svg> hasn't got intrinsic sizes, so it cannot be rendered on a
>> canvas. This doesn't preclude the use of <svg> with intrinsic sizes,
>> that are given only by width/height attributes on <svg>.
> That's really really bad, as that means sometimes drawing you svg will  
> work, and sometimes it won't.  That's why it's a bad API.

That's not quite what we implemented (and proposed) though. In case there  
is no intrinsic size you'd just fall back to a default size. I.e. similar  
to how <img>, <iframe>, etc. work.

Anne van Kesteren

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