[whatwg] Hardware accelerated canvas

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 10:12:14 PDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:07 AM, David Geary <david.mark.geary at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> Ms2ger points out (without endorsing) that there's an:
>> 8)  Have every author who wants their canvas to stick around call
>> toDataURL() and stick the result in an <img src>.
> And then the browser presumably uses the img to regenerate the canvas on a
> lost context? Why not just give developers a callback and let them restore
> the canvas as they see fit?

No, the author just uses the <img> in their page instead.  The
<canvas> is only used in JS to generate the image, and is never put
into the document at all.

And again, the reason that "just give them a contextloss event" is bad
is because most people simply won't do it.  It doesn't make any sense!
 The browser just... forgets about your image, which it was displaying
fine just a second ago?


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