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Re: hit testing and retained graphics

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:24:56 -0700
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, david.bolter@gmail.com, Frank Olivier <Frank.Olivier@microsoft.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Mike@w3.org, public-canvas-api@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html-a11y-request@w3.org
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To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>

On Jun 28, 2011, at 7:35 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger
> <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> 
> 
> What about Adobe Flash in this area? Adobe Flash is used for many of
> the same use cases that canvas is used for. Is Flash more accessible?
> How do they do it? Is Flash prohibited because it's not accessible?

I'm not an expert on Adobe Flash accessibility, but my understanding is that its drawing model is more like SVG (retained mode) than like Canvas (immediate mode). Thus, there are persistent objects that represent your drawing.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:26:11 GMT

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