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Re: [IndexedDB] Problems unprefixing IndexedDB

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:47:49 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh8VqUj7yF0nNg-75SH67cTgLQiYjJ9vHptsWua0ADJNCA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday 2012-08-08 21:16 -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > APIs should always be shipped prefixed and unprefixed for a reasonable
> > period, so people have an opportunity to add the unprefixed name to their
> > site before the unprefixed name goes away.
>
> Except that authors don't notice that they need to do so until the
> unprefixed name goes away and causes pages to break.  So it's better
> if that happens sooner rather than later, so fewer total authors
> will have to deal with the resulting broken pages.
>

That makes it impossible for *anyone* to avoid breakage (unless they add
the unprefixed version before unprefixing happens).  You're exchanging
avoidable breakage for unavoidable breakage, which doesn't make sense.

Meanwhile, pages will continue to work in other browsers that do this more
sensibly.

-- 
Glenn Maynard
Received on Friday, 10 August 2012 02:48:17 GMT

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