Firefox 1.5 is supporting canvas HTML element

November 30, 2005

When Alfredo did the MySQL OS X dashboard widget we discovered the Safari canvas HTML element which is a very cool way of using Java Script to paint on the screen in a given area.

Of course the question arouse to us: Why isn't that part of the original HTML standard. It is such an obvious thing and gives you a complete range of new posiblities for web applications.

So we were very pleased to learn that they have silently added the canvas HTML element to Firefox 1.5. This is the first step into a bigger world.

Mozilla docs
A simple painter application