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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:47:42 -0700
Message-Id: <640C069B-37C8-4807-B4F1-18B55FC78B29@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>, Christoph P├Ąper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-stylelist <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

On Jul 8, 2010, at 5:20 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 8, 2010, at 4:22 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>>> On 7/8/10 4:16 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>>>> It seems to assume that every time I include '-moz-something' I will also include 'something'' in anticipation of it's standardization
>>> No, it just assumes that CSS is optional styling, and that people who use experimental properties know what they're doing... (e.g. not using them in ways where lack of support for the experimental property "breaks" their page).
>> So if it suddenly makes the page look much worse but doesn't break it, you don't see anything wrong with that policy?
> If they were depending on a prefixed property, they're doing something
> wrong in the first place.  (I say that, but I totally use prefixed
> properties on live sites.  I just keep up with my sites and update
> when necessary.)

Are you saying that you are doing something wrong because you are using prefixed properties on your live sites (even if they've been around forever, like 'box-shadow' and 'border-radius')? Or that others are doing something wrong if they are not able to respond to the changes as quickly as you? 

I'm just saying that a period of overlap would be beneficial to authors, and apparently not that detrimental to UAs (such as Safari or IE).
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