[whatwg] new constructor method for Path2D

Jeff Muizelaar jmuizelaar at mozilla.com
Wed Mar 5 14:40:19 PST 2014

On Mar 5, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Rik Cabanier wrote:
>> To work around this, we could add a couple of constructor methods to the 
>> 2D context:
>> Path2D createPath();
>> Creates a new empty Path object [...]
> This used to be how many Web APIs worked, but over the years we've 
> received enormous volumes of feedback to the effect that constructor-based 
> APIs are way better than factory-based APIs. Is there no way we could at 
> least have all the canvases within a Document in Firefox use the same 
> backend? It would be really unfortunate to have to use factories here to 
> get around an implementation detail in one browser.

The choice of backend depends on the size of the canvas. So it wouldn’t be easy to have all canvases within a document use the same backend.


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