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[whatwg] Image resize API proposal

From: David Levin <levin@google.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 13:00:06 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilBvwP_1HxgnCZOaFEz2KT3wJynSXGyhSW5dNuy@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>
> I'm not clear on why this API is needed. ... This API seems much less
general than offscreen canvas, so it's subject to the same criticism and you
can't even make the argument that it also serves other use cases.

The criticism for the OffscreenCanvas was
1. it made the core use case of image resizing rather complicated and
2. depending on the browser's implementation, there may be faster ways to do
the image resizing than doing it on a worker.

The net suggestion that "This supports the idea of specialized API..." --
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-March/025590.html

This is exactly what we are doing (and it addresses those criticisms).

Thanks,
dave
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