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Non-goal for HTML: Picture-perfect rendering

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:39:27 -0400
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To: public-html@w3.org

I couldn't agree more with T.V. Raman on this matter.
I suggest that we promote this statement to the status
of Design Principle.

At 09:05 AM 4/16/2007 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:


>If we're talking about HTML producing pixel perfect rendering,
>then I suggest it's time to press the reset button -- that was
>never HTML's goal, and nor should it ever become its goal.
>
>Ian Hickson writes:
>  >
>  > On Sat, 14 Apr 2007, Chris Wilson wrote:
>  > > >
>  > > > Could you give any concrete examples of vagueness? I'd like to fix 
> any
>  > > > that are unintentional.
>  > >
>  > > <canvas>.  You've specified an entire immediate-mode graphics api, more
>  > > extensive in some ways than GDI, without describing the parameters or
>  > > giving rendering rules to get interoperable pixel-perfect rendering.
>  >
>  > Could you be more specific? What parameters do you think should be
>  > specified and which rendering rules do you think are needed to get
>  > interoperable pixel-perfect rendering?
>  >
>  > Cheers,
>  > --
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