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Re: Canvas shadows should not be optional

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 22:55:02 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806122253240.8559@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 26 Apr 2008, Philip Taylor wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#shadows says:
> "Support for shadows is optional. When they are supported, then, when 
> shadows are drawn, they must be rendered as follows:"
> Suggested replacement text:
> "When shadows are drawn, they must be rendered as follows:"

I recommend against suggesting replacement text as I mostly ignore it 
anyway (if I pay attention to it, I tend to forget to do a thorough job -- 
for example, in this particular case I would have missed the corresponding 
changes to the Drawing Model section).

> So, for interoperability and platform consistency, the feature should 
> not be optional. Since it's already used (indicating that it's a useful 
> feature) and implemented (and fairly easy to add into other 
> implementations), it seems best to require it instead of dropping it.


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