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Re: hit testing and retained graphics (resending)

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:22:42 -0500
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: James Robinson <jamesr@google.com>, "public-canvas-api@w3.org" <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Message-ID: <OFEE5AAB28.3728E6FB-ON862578CA.00753564-862578CA.00757107@us.ibm.com>

I think we need to do this. I think we are talking past each other on the
list. Email discussion have proven to take us nowhere.

My admin can set up a call if people are game or Doug can do it using a W3C
call-in number. I will be traveling Thursday and Friday.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

From:	Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
To:	David Singer <singer@apple.com>, James Robinson
Cc:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, Doug Schepers
            <schepers@w3.org>, "public-canvas-api@w3.org"
            <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org
Date:	07/08/2011 04:32 PM
Subject:	Re: hit testing and retained graphics (resending)

Hi James, David, Rich, Doug...

I'm wondering if a phone discussion might help get more clarity more
rapidly on the questions that David mentions below. If you or others
are interested, we can look into setting something up.

- Judy

At 01:56 PM 7/8/2011 -0700, David Singer wrote:

>On Jul 8, 2011, at 13:32 , James Robinson wrote:
>>Have you heard from Microsoft, Apple, or Google that they would
>>support this approach? If so, I am all in. I mean if you are going
>>to put in all this work on canvas-svg integration I would try to
>>get some buy in on the approach to start. This is why I have
>>avoided prototyping hit testing in canvas. Frankly, the hit testing
>>is not terribly hard to do but like you I have a lot of demands on my
>>To be perfectly frank, speaking only for myself and not for other
>>people at Google or in the Chromium project, I've been reluctant to
>>chime in on these threads because it seems that everyone who does
>>gets flamed out within a few messages.  If this mailing list was
>>not so toxic I suspect there would be a broader, more productive
>>discussion.  That said, I'm confident that Doug's proposal will be
>>given due consideration by the proper people at the proper time.
>>- James
>echo: I think many of us at Apple are somewhat put off by the size
>of, and degree of heat in, this thread, also, and are standing back
>somewhat reticent to come any closer. It's hard to keep up; it's
>hard to discern what the use cases, problems, and proposals are, and
>how well they match; and it's hard to winnow the substance from the
>tenor of the discussion. Alas.
>David Singer
>Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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