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Re: [whatwg] Hardware accelerated canvas

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:18:02 -0400
Message-ID: <504637CA.70608@mit.edu>
To: David Geary <david.mark.geary@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 9/4/12 1:07 PM, David Geary wrote:
> And then the browser presumably uses the img to regenerate the canvas on
> a lost context?

No, then the author just forgets about the broken-ass <canvas> and shows 
the <img> to the user.  Basically using a <canvas> as a transient buffer 
to get the image data being generated into a base64 data: URI form.

> Why not just give developers a callback and let them
> restore the canvas as they see fit?

Because so far I'm listing possible solutions, not trying to pick one.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 17:18:37 UTC

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