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From Roland Zwaga <rol...@stackandheap.com>
Subject Re: Cross-compiling Flex to HTML5/Javascript (Was : Update on Falcon donation)
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:45:53 GMT
> I was talking about this canvas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas_element
>
> I haven't seen FalconJS but from what I read, it looks like it plays with
> the DOM. That's what GWT does. It's good for Google because they had nothing
> to start with. For Flex, I say "forget about the DOM". Draw everything
> directly into one single HTML Canvas element. So, the whole application is
> in one canvas. I think this would simplify the mapping of the AS UI
> constructs into HTML5, since it would entirely ignore the HTML constructs
> (except for Canvas, but even that could be shielded from the coder).
>
> Of course it would be nice to be able to interact with the rest of the HTML
> page. But this could be done with ExternalInterface, or an enhanced version
> of it.

>From what I understand most implementations of Canvas are not
performant enough yet to
actually handle a sufficiently complex Flex layout. Is Canvas at all
supported in all major
browsers?

cheers,

Roland

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