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> Unless there are performance concerns, that reason alone would make me choose it over Canvas every time.

I agree, but ironically am one of the few here with a use-case that seems to be in the canvas-is-always-better category, and performance reasons aren't even the only motivation (although that matters too).

I'm working on a data browser of huge data sets, and the plotted data needs to maximise the use of the limited available pixels to convey as much information as possible (see [0] for an example). At that point canvas is the more convenient option.

[0] http://linnarssonlab.org/flamemaps/




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