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[whatwg] "canvas" tag and animations ?

From: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@web.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 01:03:41 +0200
Message-ID: <42AF624D.9030308@web.de>
Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
> Christian Biesinger wrote:
>> Sjoerd Visscher wrote:
>>> This isn't needed. Just like in normal HTML a drawing transaction is 
>>> automatically started when the javascript code starts
>>
>> Are the <canvas> functions JavaScript-specific?
> 
> Ehm, no. Actually the automatic drawing transactions story applies to 
> all scripting languages in HTML.

There might be non-scripting languages that want to use <canvas>. 
Consider an extensible UA that might support writing extensions in Java 
or C++. You can probably not extend such automatic transactions to those 
languages...
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