[whatwg] 2D canvas feature proposal: text decoration

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 13:48:54 PDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM, David Dailey <ddailey at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> You know, I'm not quite sure why we have text in canvas at all. It's not
> really text you know -- it's just a bunch of pixels. You can't select it,
> you can't copy it to the clipboard, it's not accessible without a bunch of
> effort that authors generally don't use. It's generally illegal in most
> civilized places. Why not use SVG? It's got text decoration. Text is text.
> It's just that the more conspiratorial and selfish of the browser vendors
> back when things were being voted on seemed to push canvas since they
> already owned it and SVG seemed "hard" and like they might have to learn
> something by way of graphics in their corporate portfolios.
> That's how I see it, anyhow. WHATWG doesn't vote, of course.

"text ... is generally illegal in most civilized places"

What is this i don't even


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