What Is the HTML5 Canvas Element?
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The canvas tag is supported by nearly all current browsers. The latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer (IE) 9. (IE8 and earlier don't support canvas, but the ExplorerCanvas project allows an easy way to add canvas functionality to even the older versions of IE.)
Although many of the features of the canvas element (shadows, transformations, and images) are available through other parts of the HTML5 universe, the implementation of the various canvas elements is identical on all browsers that support the platform.