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Re: Canvas 2D API specification update

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:23:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE01679.1060106@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Frank Olivier <franko@microsoft.com>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> However, I'm really not sure at this point that it even makes sense to 
> extract the API anymore. The API intergrates pretty tightly with the rest 
> of HTML, for example it refers to HTMLVideoElements, the HTML5 "structured 
> clone" feature is defined in terms of canvas interfaces, and so on. There 
> would have to be a two-way reference, which would be a maintenance 
> nightmare, and which would just delay the progress of both documents.
> ...

I admit that I don't know what the "structured clone feature" is, but if 
it's orthogonal to Canvas, then having its specifiction rely on Canvas 
is a problem -- if even if Canvas stays where it is.

This is *exactly* the problem one would expect when things are defined 
in a monolithic way.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 22 October 2009 08:23:59 UTC

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