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Re: Should implementors copy vendor prefixes from each other?

From: mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 09:01:08 +0200
Message-ID: <21d9ade60905150001m26651bd0if31200e781ce7c15@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Daniel Glazman
<daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> 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.

Well then if the change is really radical, nothing prevent him to use
"-webkit2-" or the like

Xmlizer
Received on Friday, 15 May 2009 07:01:48 GMT

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