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Re: Non-goal for HTML: Picture-perfect rendering

From: Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 00:17:58 +0100
Message-ID: <46240426.3060206@bruceboughton.me.uk>
To: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org

Murray Maloney wrote:
> It's not about painting pixels on a screen. It is about empowering 
> people.
> Regards,
> Murray

But <canvas> *is* about painting pixels on a screen.  Insofar as a 
browser supports this it is desirable to achieve pixel-perfect rendering 
across browsers.  While this isn't desirable for web pages as a whole, a 
dynamic drawing API is not particularly useful if it cannot promise this 
(at least to some extent).  Would the Mona Lisa be so well known and 
appreciated if it looked significantly different every time it was 
reproduced in a magazine or displayed in a gallery?

Of course it is necessary to allow accessible fallbacks for non-visual 
browsers but this does not obviate the need for pixel-perfect rendering 
in visual browsers; they are two separate issues.

Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 23:18:37 UTC

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