Re: Canvas 2D API specification update

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <> wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2009, at 3:07 PM, Dailey, David P. wrote:
>> Hostility? Hmmm... I didn't see that here. Can you direct us to specific
>> referents?
> This is why I said "past attitude". I'd like to know what the current
> attitude is.
> (Some of the past material I am referring to include Chris Wilson's strong
> advocacy to remove all of canvas from the spec and indeed from the HTML
> Working Group entirely; his statements that it might not be possible to
> implement on top of GDI; and his raising of vague patent concerns.)
> I don't want to go digging through the archives and the Web for smoking
> guns, I'd just like to understand Microsoft's current intent. If the goal is
> to edit a spec that every browser but IE implements, then as one of Apple's
> representatives I am not comfortable with that. If Microsoft is interested
> in coming into the canvas-implementing fold, then I am much more positively
> disposed.

That's a concern. I thought that Apple turned over the Canvas element
to the HTML WG. I wasn't aware that there were strings attached.

> Regards,
> Maciej


Received on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 22:30:39 UTC