Re: Canvas 2D API specification update

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