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Re: vendor prefixes considered harmful

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:57:07 -0700
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <4DAD97A9-EE3B-4C37-9851-1F7675417CEB@gmail.com>
To: Glen <glen.84@gmail.com>

On Apr 3, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Glen wrote:

> On 2010/03/24 21:58, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 3/19/10 5:13 PM, Glen wrote:
>>> This would be used by all vendors who have an implementation matching
>>> the current WD.
>> 
>> What happens when the current WD changes?
> How many WDs would there be in most cases? If there were just a few, you could use -wd1, -wd2 (as has been previously suggested), although that would mean that browsers would have to recognize multiple properties for BC. Not ideal I would imagine.

Yes, and the problem is just exacerbated, not solved. Because now, as an author, I will be including the original implementor experimental feature with '-moz-', '-webkit-', etc. in order to have it work in older browsers, plus the un-prefixed version, plus ADDITIONALLY all the various '-wd#-' versions. Then, if I want the new improved version of '-wd3', I have to add it to my growing list of prefixes to include.

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