[whatwg] remove resetClip from the Canvas 2D spec

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 17:27:48 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> we were looking at how resetClip [1] could be implemented in WebKit.
> Looking over the Core Graphics implementation, this feature can't be
> implemented without significant overhead. I also found an email from 2007
> where Maciej states the same concern. [2]
> Since no browser has implemented it, can it be removed from the spec?
> Rik
> 1:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-canvas-element.html#dom-context-2d-resetclip
> 2: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.org.w3c.whatwg.discuss/10582

It seems kinda bizarre that it's hard to reset, given that you can
remove it by saving and restoring context.

It seems bizarre that it would *ever* be hard to reset, to be honest.
That's just plain weird.  I mean, just what *does* CoreGraphics do
with restore()?


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