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[whatwg] Canvas element - Keep It Simple

From: Brad Neuberg <bkn3@columbia.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:17:17 -0700
Message-ID: <6.2.1.2.2.20050425121648.02a4b510@pop.mail.yahoo.com>
Here's the VML standard if folks are interested:

http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-VML-19980513

How closely does IE correspond to the VML standard? I love the idea of 
embracing and extending things from Microsoft, co-opting them. ;)

Brad

At 01:17 AM 4/25/2005, Jim Ley wrote:
>On 4/25/05, Brad Neuberg <bradneuberg at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > If successful shipped implementations is what
> > > matters, then there's
> > > lots of successful IE extensions that do the same as
> > > canvas and other
> > > elements which it would be much more sensible to go
> > > with.
> >
> > I'm not against that; I thought one of the ideas
> > behind the WHAT working group is to take already
> > working defacto standards and simply specify them and
> > implement them in other browsers, such as innerHTML
> > and XmlHttpRequest.  I'd much rather choose an already
> > existing, if not perfect, canvas or drawable surface
> > type defacto standard than create an imaginary
> > "perfect" one like we seem to be doing on this list.
> > Running code is king....
>
>Great, lets go with VML, supported on the majority of desktops out
>there, used by high profile sites such as Google,   It's a much better
>option albeit more complicated than canvas.
>
>Jim.

Brad Neuberg, bkn3 at columbia.edu
Senior Software Engineer, Rojo Networks
Weblog: http://www.codinginparadise.org

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