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canvas element

A major feature of HTML5 that allows graphics and animations to be rendered within a Web page (HTML page) on the fly. Originally developed by Apple for its Safari browser and used in Firefox, Opera and Chrome, canvas adds extensive 2D graphics programming to JavaScript. By including canvas in HTML5, canvas competes with proprietary platforms for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) such as Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. See HTML5.
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"When using more than a few touch points or drawing too rapidly, the app would lag for a few seconds due to the performance of the canvas element, and then it would go on," he said of his new app's responsiveness.
* We have to send an HTML5 canvas element to JSARToolKit
For experienced developers familiar with JavaScript, HTML and CSS, this guide to the Canvas element of HTML5 provides practical information on getting the most out of this powerful new standard for complex browser-side web application creation.