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Re: Proprietary Properties?

From: Neil St.Laurent <neil@bigpic.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 15:30:37 -0600
Message-Id: <199712092221.PAA00192@underworld.bigpic.com>
To: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
> MS has implemented support for a number of "proposed" CSS properties
> in IE4. I can't provide a list, but the "hover" pseudoclass on
> links, custom cursor and filter support come to mind. I don't think
> these are really so insidious in themselves, but I wish

I will say that we will be implementing all sorts of properties that 
don't exists in the standard in order to provide better control over 
display and user settings.  However I would recomment that anybody 
doing such extensions use a somewhat cryptic prefix to the property 
as not to conflict with future CSS.

As such our implementaiton may have rules like:

bpmx-background-width: 1cm
bpmx-background-offset-x: 0.5cm

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