[whatwg] CanvasRenderingContext2D with addPath, currentPath

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Nov 1 19:22:36 PDT 2013

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On Fri, 1 Nov 2013, Rik Cabanier wrote:
> The latest Safari is shipping currentPath and Blink has implemented it
> behind a runtime flag.
> Could we put this in the specification?

What's the use case?

I intentionally didn't add this to the spec when I was adding the last set 
of path-related features, because it seems entirely redundant with Path 
objects. I thought we'd want people to move away from using the implicit 
path, rather than making it more powerful.

> the proposal is for a new attribute on the 2d canvas rendering context:
> attribute Path currentPath;
> This attribute would give you a non-live/copy of the current path in device
> space.

If it returns a copy, it should be a method.

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