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Re: Should implementors copy vendor prefixes from each other?

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 08:56:53 +0200
Message-ID: <4A0D1235.2010201@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org
Robert O'Callahan wrote:

>     But browser vendors also say they use prefixes to allow evolution
>     of the prefixed property w/o long-term impact on the non-prefixed
>     property. I have the gut feeling this is a bad excuse. If
>     -webkit-transition-delay has to change a bit because of standardization,
>     browsers implementing the new version will still choke on stylesheets
>     conformant to the old one.
> Not at all. Webkit can keep implementing the old behaviour of 
> -webkit-transition-delay and implement the standard behaviour for the 
> unprefixed property.

Well. If the "standard behaviour" remains unpolished for months, or even
years in case of very complex properties, a browser vendor will most
certainly work on the prefixed property, not the unprefixed one, until
the spec stabilizes.

Received on Friday, 15 May 2009 06:57:32 UTC

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