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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 22:09:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB1BAF0.9020904@mit.edu>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
CC: "Gregg Tavares (勤)" <gman@google.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On 5/14/12 10:00 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> What would web fonts do in this situation, in Mozilla?

Probably cry.  ;)

> If I've confirmed that a font is loaded in the main thread, would it be available to a
> worker for use in rendering?

Not without some pretty serious reworking.  Which might need to happen.

Of course basic text layout would also not be available without some 
serious reworking (e.g. making the textrun cache threadsafe or creating 
per-thread textrun caches or something), so the question of web fonts is 
somewhat academic at the moment.

Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:10:23 UTC

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