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[whatwg] Comments on <canvas> tag

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 13:34:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0605171330340.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, David Flanagan wrote:
> 
> Does the <canvas> tag really have no way to draw dashed and dotted 
> lines?  It seems to have everything else.  Is this an oversight in the 
> spec?

Correct, it doesn't have stroke styles other than gradients, patterns, and 
solid colours. It was an intentional omission since it was not considered 
a high-use feature. (Similarly, text is not available in Canvas; you have 
to overlay HTML if you want to mix text with the graphics.)


> Also. in 8.1.1.4 of the current-work spec, you've got the rgba() format 
> specified with the space comming before the comma.  (Third paragraph). I 
> imagine that this is a mistake, right?

Fixed. Thanks!

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