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[whatwg] "canvas" tag and animations ?

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:24:45 +0100
Message-ID: <42B0726D.10309@edwards.name>
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> To be honest, the think the idea of "drawing transactions" is better. 
> Here are the reasons:
> 
> #1: It makes it so, if the develop wants it, that they can have things
> that are "drawn" show up immediately.  (I.e., they aren't forced to
> use "double buffering" [or whatever].)
> 
> #2: It makes it so you could have "long lasting" scripts execute.
> 
> #3: It makes it so Java and C++ interfacing will work the same. 
> (I.e., you don't have to give C++ and Java an API to effectively do
> "drawing transactions" without also giving this API to JavaScript.)
> 
> So +1 for "drawing transactions" :-)
> 

+1

I'd hate to see them implied by script blocks though. That way lies 
madness. ;-)

-dean
Received on Wednesday, 15 June 2005 11:24:45 UTC

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