[Public WebGL] using the same context with multiple canvases

Florian Bösch [email protected]
Mon Dec 17 23:17:55 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Ian Hickson <[email protected]> wrote:

> I really don't understand why, given that you have a scene graph object
> and a place for the scene graph to be rendered to, you feel it's important
> to have a middle-man object.
We don't have a scene-graph object.

> I understand that there is a concern that authors will accidentally change
> the settings and that changing the settings used in a particular context/
> canvas pair is expensive. But I don't see how a middleman object would
> help. If an author could accidentally use different settings when binding
> a context to a canvas, why couldn't an author accidentally use a different
> middle man object?
It's not a middle-man, it's a drawing buffer. Using a different drawing
buffer is cost free. Creating/changing one isn't.
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