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[whatwg] Canvas lack of drawString method

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:16:33 -0700
Message-ID: <84ce626f0610171116w24909a3cy5d83e23715c0ef10@mail.gmail.com>
Hello Alfonso,

On 10/17/06, Alfonso Baqueiro <abaqueiro at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The canvas component is very promising, but the lack of drawString method
> could be a great error for its success, this lack is a huge limitation, how
> could you resolve this problem?
>

I believe that some people's reason for not wanting to add it was because of
Accessibility concerns.

Although normal text in a webpage... or even a text image (with the "alt"
attribute filled in properly) could be "read" by a person with disabilities,
text embedded in the canvas element could not.

Perhaps people need to think about how to add Accessibility to the canvas
while allowing a "drawString" procedure.


See ya

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    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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