[whatwg] Adding 2D Canvas features (Was: Grouping in canvas 2d)

Justin Novosad junov at google.com
Wed Jul 3 13:38:22 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Tom Wiltzius <wiltzius at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM, Mark Callow <callow.mark at artspark.co.jp
> >wrote:
> >  I thought some pretty strong objections were raised to text decoration.
> > Why are you actively developing it?
> >
> There were some concerns cited, as well as some unresolved debate about the
> exact shape of the API, but my read is that the objections aren't
> sufficiently fundamental to block prototyping (such that we might gain some
> implementation experience to inform the API's development).
The strong objections were more general opposition to the use of text in 2D
canvas because of its various shortcomings (accessibility, crawling, etc)
IMHO, that is a completely different debate than the question of whether or
not the canvas text should have more bells and whistles.

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