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Re: SURVEY: Accept requirement for immediate mode graphics a la canvas element?

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 19:26:36 +0000
Message-ID: <4744866C.20204@cam.ac.uk>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org

Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> Hi Anne,
> 
> That is a start. I am not convinced that is workable today since you could
> place almost anything on a canvas. and your alternative may depend on the
> user. I am looking at providing a vehicle to provide this infrastructure
> now in UWA but that is a long way off.
> 
> Make sense?

I'm not sure I follow. The same argument applies to <img>, right? I guess 
<canvas> is richer than <img> (in that it can very dynamically) which might 
exacerbate some problems although I don't have the expertise to know exactly 
what the effect will be. Perhaps you could go into a little more detail about a) 
the additional problems caused by a immediate mode graphics API, b) the reason 
that the current fallback is inadequate and c) the solution you allude to above, 
to help those of us without the background in this area understand the issues.

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