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Re: TWO Change proposals for ISSUE-41 : Distributed Extensibility

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 03:04:28 -0700
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <B186731C-FFC5-480D-98D4-089348A5F3C3@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Mar 17, 2010, at 2:56 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>> Just one more word: "canvas".
> Considering the history of HTML and XHTML proprietary extensions,  
> I'd say
> "canvas" was a success story.

I suspect canvas would have gone more smoothly if the initial  
implementation had been something like <div -webkit-canvas> instead of  
<canvas> (with Gecko perhaps adding -moz-canvas and eventually  
converging on <canvas> as a standard). But it also likely would have  
gone more smoothly if we'd subjected our design to public review  
before shipping it in a GM release. It's hard for me to say at this  
point if both mechanisms would have been necessary.

On the other hand, I think making it <webkit:canvas xmlns="http://webkit.org/ns/canvas 
"> would likely not have made things smoother on the whole and might  
have made things worse.

Received on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:05:03 UTC

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