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Re: Distributed Extensibility

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 20:48:21 +0200
Message-ID: <46B4C9F5.3060607@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> ...
> Canvas was private when it was only for Dashboard. Now that it works on 
> the Web, it is no longer private. I think we are lucky that Apple didn't 
> use a prefix or a separate namespace for canvas. Otherwise, we'd now be 
> stuck with a prefix or a separate namespace for backwards compat.
> ...

No, not really.

The HTML WG could sit down and define a new canvas element without 
having to address potential incompatibilities with the one introduced by 
Apple (from what I hear, it has some problems that aren't addressed 
*because* of backwards compatibility).

IE doesn't support canvas anyway, and in the meantime, Safari3, Firefox3 
and Opera 9.whatever could implement the cleaned up version.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 4 August 2007 18:48:49 GMT

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