[whatwg] Canvas feedback (various threads)

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 10 20:39:41 PST 2011

On 2/10/11 11:31 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> I think you had a typo in your test. As far as I can tell, all
> WebKit-based browsers act the same as Opera and Firefox 3 on this:
>     http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/canvas/?c.clearRect(0%2C%200%2C%20640%2C%20480)%3B%0Ac.save()%3B%0Atry%20%7B%0A%20%20c.strokeStyle%20%3D%20'red'%3B%0A%20%20c.fillText(c.strokeStyle%2C%2020%2C%2080)%3B%0A%20%20c.strokeStyle%20%3D%20'transparent'%3B%0A%20%20c.fillText(c.strokeStyle%2C%2020%2C%20120)%3B%0A%7D%20finally%20%7B%0A%20%20c.restore()%3B%0A%7D%0A

On that test, Safari 5.0.3 on Mac outputs "red" and "transparent" for 
the two strings.

And this test: 

outputs "red" and "orly, do you think so" in the same browser.

Does Safari on Mac behave differently from Safari on Windows here?

>> Which is less interop than it seems (due to Safari's behavior), and
>> about to disappear completely, since both IE9 and Firefox 4 will ship
>> with the 0 instead of 0.0....  :(
> Is there no chance to fix this in Firefox 4? It _is_ a regression. :-)

At this point, probably not.  If it's not actively breaking websites 
it's not being changed before final release.  If it is, we'd at least 
think about it...


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