[Public WebGL] How to check for WebGL support

Tony Parisi [email protected]
Thu May 19 12:01:29 PDT 2011

It would sure be nice as a web developer to know whether the software
fallback is going to happen or not, via some other defined property. I don't
think it is reasonable to hide it from the developer...

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Gregg Tavares (wrk) <[email protected]>wrote:

> So I know suspect some browsers are planning to fallback to software
> rendering if a user's card is blacklisted.
> In that case you'll almost never fail and isWebGLAvailable will be useless.
> I'm sure some will be upset that software rendering is slow and they'd like
> to know if they are going
> to get software rendering beforehand but in reality lots of GPUs are slow,
> some are even slower than
> a good software renderer so knowing that you have hardware or software is
> not going to help you know
> if your app will run reasonably.
> The only way to know is to try it.

Tony Parisi                             [email protected]
CTO at Large                         415.902.8002
Skype                                     auradeluxe
Follow me on Twitter!             http://twitter.com/auradeluxe
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://khronos.org/pipermail/public_webgl_khronos.org/attachments/20110519/729eebb5/attachment.html>

More information about the public_webgl mailing list