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Re: [IndexedDB] Problems unprefixing IndexedDB

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:02:15 -0400
Message-ID: <502479B7.4060606@mit.edu>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 8/9/12 10:56 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 8/9/12 10:47 PM, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> Meanwhile, pages will continue to work in other browsers that do this
>> more sensibly.
>
> The main other option is basically to never drop the prefixed version,
> ever, which is what said "other browsers" actually do in practice.

Or to make this more clear:  As one of the few UAs that actually drops 
prefixed versions, we have tried dropping them after a deprecation 
period and we have tried dropping them immediately.  So we have some 
actual experience with this sort of thing.  And in our experience, if 
the prefixed property wasn't available for very long, dropping it 
immediately leads to fewer problems than does dropping it after a 
deprecation period.  Of course if the property was available for a while 
and is widely used (-moz-opacity comes to mind), a deprecation period 
does help ameliorate things somewhat.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 10 August 2012 03:02:42 GMT

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