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[Bug 10787] I don't see a way to save the canvas data as a BMP or JPEG or anything else that can then be uploaded via a FORM to a web server. This is a requirement, I woudl think.

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 06:31:29 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2010-09-28 06:31:29 UTC ---
For what it's worth, firefox 4 recently added support for canvas.getAsFile()
(though we added a vendor prefix so it's canvas.mozGetAsFile()) which has a
similar syntax as canvas.toDataURL() but also takes an optional name.

Arguably canvas.getAsBlob() or canvas.toBlob() would be better since no name is
needed.

Once a file/blob is retrieved it can be uploaded using XMLHttpRequest and
optionally FormData.

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