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Re: Non-goal for HTML: Picture-perfect rendering

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:36:21 -0700
Message-Id: <1042D29A-6490-4A40-9406-CB2313699C6B@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>

<canvas> is just a dynamic image.  That's all it is.  Do you think  
browsers should all render GIFs differently?  Or PNGs?

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)

On Apr 16, 2007, at 10:39 AM, Murray Maloney wrote:

>
> 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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