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[whatwg] CSS canvas() function

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 14:37:25 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=dNsZzj4kCTLKx7jKqbqYuLd8vwszX_c2rEbV4@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
> > In the absence of compelling use cases, I'd just leave it at <img>,
> <canvas>
> > and <video> and whitelist in more elements later if necessary.
>
> <input type=image>?  <object>/<embed> seem to have roughly equivalent
> use-cases to <video> (though perhaps we just want to encourage
> <video>).
>

<object> can contain fallback content which might get tricky. Also, plugin
objects don't have a useful intrinsic size.

Why would anyone use <input type="image"> instead of <img>?

Rob
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