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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:27:22 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinaFLuJiFc_Jm1PmNACurskHAzErTDMwxm6mJcj@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>
Cc: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com> wrote:
> At 8:35 PM +0200 7/8/10, Christoph Päper wrote:
>
>> Although he actually addresses and rejects it, Eric Meyer seems to assume
>> that stylesheets are revised on a regular basis. CSS authors must never make
>> this assumption.
>
>   Actually, explicitly I assume that CSS won't be revised after it's
> written.  The ongoing support of prefixed properties by browsers (even after
> they're allowed to remove the prefix) means those styles will continue to
> operate.  Yes, some behaviors might change in the meantime, but that is the
> risk people run.  Besides which, anyone still using that CSS after the
> behavior change will fix it, get it fixed, or drop it.

Note, though, that prefixed properties aren't maintained forever.
Firefox, for example, tends to drop their prefixed versions two or
three releases after they introduce the unprefixed version.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 8 July 2010 20:28:14 GMT

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