[whatwg] [canvas] Path object

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Oct 2 20:12:46 PDT 2012

Can we get data on prevalence of such pages?

 - Maciej

On Oct 2, 2012, at 4:58 PM, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn at gmail.com> wrote:

> What of the fact that this breaks existing pages with <input
> id="Path"> that access it as just Path? Historically this has been a
> non-starter for new APIs.
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I was looking at the canvas Path API and had some concerns. In
>>> particular it's inconsistent with the rest of canvas:
>>> We already have CanvasGradient and CanvasPattern in the global
>>> namespace, so this should probably be called CanvasPath.
>>> We also have createLinearGradient() and createPattern(), but this new
>>> thing is "new Path".
>>> Could we get some consistency here? Like adding new CanvasGradient()
>>> (or a createPath() method) to match up with Path and renaming this
>>> thing CanvasPath?
>> I think the SVGWG would be opposed to that - we rather like the Path
>> api and would appreciate being able to appropriate it for our own uses
>> (merging with the <path> API).
>> I'm fine with gradients/patterns moving to a plain constructor rather
>> than a factory method, though.
>> ~TJ

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