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Re: Comments on SVG Compositing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 04:58:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104140455530.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 14 Apr 2011, Alex Danilo wrote:
> 	Later the WHATWG shamelessly ripped off all this work
> to put it into Canvas so some fruit company could implement
> fancy graphics for their music application and the reasoning was
> lost since no attribution of the SVG Working Groups work ever
> happened - after all imitation is the sincerest form of flattery:-)

Not that it matters, but you have your history wrong. Apple invented 
<canvas> independently, basing it directly on their platform's native 
graphics API, and intending it only for Mac OS X's then-new Dashboard. 
The WHATWG spec was written by reverse engineering the Safari <canvas>. 
The SVG spec wasn't involved at any point in this.

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