HTML5 Specs

HTML5: Canvas must go

Latest in my HTML5, A Story in Progress: Separating Canvas out of HTML 5.

Recent discussions about Canvas and accessibility should highlight the importance of pulling the Canvas object API from the HTML 5 specification. The HTML WG went outside its charter to incorporate the Canvas API into the HTML 5 specification. Keeping it in is not good for the HTML 5 spec, nor is it good for the Canvas element.

It wasn’t up to the HTML WG to insist that the Canvas element either be included in the HTML 5 specification or some other formal working group. The group can’t just grab things in, willy nilly, like crows grab a piece of tinsel because it sparkles in the sun. Oh! Me want! Me want!

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