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Revert request r7023

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:16:55 -0700
Message-ID: <4F5FF187.3060009@jumis.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
The HTML editor recently made a wide reaching, unilateral change to the 
Canvas 2D specification from its Last Call presentation.

Note the large change in IDL between these two Working Drafts.

While I appreciate his attention to the Canvas 2D spec, I would hope 
that his changes would reflect existing vendor implementations and/or 
group consensus about late alterations to the Canvas 2D specification.

I'm concerned that the change will create undo burden on implementers 
and authors. A much simpler change set was proposed last year and has 
not been addressed by the editor.

It's my contention that the editor's "Path" object, as it is authored, 
is not appropriate for Canvas 2D but may be appropriate for SVG2. An 
alternative "CanvasPath" object, much simpler and effective, was 
proposed last year.

The editor did not originate this API, and should be taking greater care 
to follow its structure as part of its independent maintenence. Instead, 
it seems to be suffering from a lot of instability, instability which is 
harming implementation of needed features as commented on by responders 
of the Last Call poll.

I'd like to see this specification working for LC, not burdened with 
guesstimates as to what implementers are willing to endure on their 
journey across time with the one true HTML Editor.

Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:17:23 UTC

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