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Re: Purpose of ring 0 and vendor prefixes (was: Re: Ringmark is now open source)

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 10:42:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4FA244FB.6000809@opera.com>
To: public-coremob@w3.org
On 05/03/2012 10:19 AM, Tobie Langel wrote:

> Isn't the vendor-prefix conversation already happening in the CSS WG? If
> so, I suggest we just wait for the output of that group and apply it to
> the CG (and its test suites).

I disagree. Irrespective of the decisions of the CSS WG, the goal of 
this work should be a set of aspirational documents encouraging rapid 
implementation of the most desired features across browsers so that 
developers to depend on them as soon as possible. Prefixes have the 
opposite effect; they make it hard for developers to do the right thing, 
easy for specs to get lost in committee, and encourage market 
fragmentation. We should be working as hard as we can to *dis*courage 
prefixed implementations in long-lived products and instead encourage 
rapid convergence on the final prefix-free forms of new features.
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2012 08:43:18 UTC

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