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[whatwg] Canvas element - Keep It Simple

From: Olav Junker Kjr <olav@olav.dk>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:46:37 +0200
Message-ID: <426CBC7D.50303@olav.dk>
Jim Ley wrote:
> Great, lets go with VML, supported on the majority of desktops out
> there, used by high profile sites such as Google,   It's a much better
> option albeit more complicated than canvas.

First I thought you were joking, but that is actually a great idea!
VML does integrate with HTML, not just XHTML, which was one of Dave 
Hyatts major criticisms against SVG.
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2004_07.html#005928

It's certainly a lot more work to implement that canvas, but if it 
became supported by other browsers than IE, it would be useful on the 
wold wide web a lot sooner than canvas or SVG. Even if Microsoft 
committed to support SVG or canvas in a future version of IE (which I 
think is unlikely), it would still take years for the implementation to 
penetrate. OTOH VML is already widely supported - it's just ignored by 
developers because it is perceived as proprietary, and because Flash has 
an even wider penetration (and better tools).

regards
Olav Junker Kj?r
Received on Monday, 25 April 2005 02:46:37 UTC

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