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Re: exposing CANVAS or something like it to Web Workers

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 21:08:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB1ACA7.7030701@mit.edu>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 5/14/12 8:58 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> I agree... Can we get this off the main thread?

"Maybe".

It would be pretty nontrivial in Gecko; last I looked it would be pretty 
painful in WebKit too.  Can't speak for other UAs.

> Svg via image is not quite the same as svg via HTMLDocument (I guess I mean, embedded).

Sure, but that doesn't matter.

> Afaik, svg via image does not have any script controls but it does have xsl things.

And CSS.

> Put in other words:<img src=image.svg>  may use an entirely different implementation than<svg>  in an HTML document.

It _may_, but it would likely be pretty buggy.  And at least in Gecko, I 
don't think we're willing to duplicate enough of the rendering engine to 
do this.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:09:27 GMT

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