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Changing property names (was: Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2009-02-04: box-shadow and border-image)

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 23:19:08 +0100
Message-ID: <4990ABDC.5050702@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

fantasai wrote:
> The problem with changing names of properties at this late stage is
> that people are already using the existing names in their style sheets.
> This module is so well advanced implementation-wise that you see things
> like
>   -webkit-border-radius
>   -moz-border-radius
>   border-radius
> in tutorials etc.

Part of me feels sad that this is a concern (in general, not specific to 
this borders topic); isn't a significant aim of having vendor prefixes 
that we do /not/ get locked into certain property names, value names or 
value behaviour until the spec is reasonably mature, eg past Working 
Draft?  I suppose it's a numbers game though, and perhaps value 
consistency is a more powerful motivation than property name change for 
avoiding lock-in.

Incidentally, which UAs support the un-prefixed "border-radius"?

Cheers,
Anton Prowse
http://dev.moonhenge.net
Received on Monday, 9 February 2009 22:20:00 GMT

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