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Re: html5 editor responds to Canvas accessibility related bugs

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 17:08:49 -0700
Message-ID: <4CA91B11.2030203@jumis.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "public-canvas-api@w3.org" <public-canvas-api@w3.org>
  On 10/3/2010 4:55 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Oct 2010, Charles Pritchard wrote:
>> On 10/3/2010 4:46 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> On Sun, 3 Oct 2010, Charles Pritchard wrote:
>>>> I'm going to come out for this. A virtual keyboard is essentially a
>>>> text editor using nothing but radio buttons.
>>> I meant something with radio buttons being used purely for their
>>> graphical effect, as in:
>>>
>>>      http://junkyard.damowmow.com/441
>> So, you were being sarcastic?
> No more so than the people suggesting that writing a text editor in
> <canvas>  is a good idea.
Many people have used <div contentEditable> with editors like f*ck and 
have expressed interest in alternatives.
I've had people approach me asking about text editing in <canvas>, they 
were not being sarcastic.

Mozilla is not playing a joke on the world with their Bespin related 
product.

And I'm certainly not wasting money to be a funny-man, when I invest in 
text editing with canvas.

As a technical underpinning, Canvas exposes the same system 2d API that 
many browsers use for their rendering.
I write the same code they do, I use DOM APIs, valid HTML elements, CSS 
semantics; why the disrespect dude?

-Charles
Received on Monday, 4 October 2010 00:35:48 GMT

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