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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 23:50:58 +0200
To: "James Graham" <jgraham@opera.com>, "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>, "Tobie Langel" <tobie@fb.com>
Message-ID: <op.wdq5m8c4wxe0ny@widsith-3.local>
On Thu, 03 May 2012 16:05:33 +0200, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com> wrote:
> On 5/3/12 10:42 AM, "James Graham" <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
>> 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...
>> ... 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.
> From your comment and others, It sounds like there's strong interest
> produce a Note about the various issues surrounding vendor prefixes,
> notably:
> - vendor prefix lifecycle,
> - what to do when prefix usage goes wrong (the -webkit saga),
> - steps to avoid prefix usage going wrong again in the future,
> - information about prefixes for devs (when and how to use them, if at
> all?),
> - vendor prefixes outside of CSS.
> James, would you be willing to do a first pass?

I'll put something (simple) in the wiki.

> I'd also really like to see some input from web developers on this  
> subject so as to have as balanced a perspective as possible.

Yes, indeed.


Charles 'chaals' McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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