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

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Jul 8 06:01:36 PDT 2013

On Jul 3, 2013 4:38 PM, "Justin Novosad" <junov at google.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Tom Wiltzius <wiltzius at chromium.org>
> > 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
> > > Why are you actively developing it?
> > >
> >
> > There were some concerns cited, as well as some unresolved debate about
> > exact shape of the API, but my read is that the objections aren't
> > sufficiently fundamental to block prototyping (such that we might gain
> > implementation experience to inform the API's development).
> >
> >
> The strong objections were more general opposition to the use of text in
> canvas because of its various shortcomings (accessibility, crawling, etc)
> IMHO, that is a completely different debate than the question of whether
> not the canvas text should have more bells and whistles.

That seems highly related. Adding more features to functionality that is
bad for users seems to encourage authors to create pages that are bad for
users. Also, it seems strange to spend time implementing new features while
actively discouraging people from using them.

/ Jonas

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