HTML5 and the Canvas Element

The HTML5 Specification, although still in draft, defines many new properties that describe how a browser should implement a bevy of new features. The specification defines new elements for encoding content (HTML) and presentation styles (CSS), as well as APIs for local and “web” storage, background processes, bidirectional communication, geolocation, and device orientation (through JavaScript APIs). The specification also combines HTML elements and JavaScript to define native, browser-based support for audio and video, as well as how browsers should render two-dimensional content. The specifications are still in draft format, but browser developers are racing to build these features into their current generation ...

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