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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:02:24 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilVNqLE9CEemuR9Vjsm9j5pyMGBQVlFFk4smpTB@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-stylelist <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 5:47 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 8, 2010, at 5:20 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?

The latter, more or less.  If you're using experimental stuff (1) on a
live site that (2) you don't keep tabs on and (3) you can't quickly
update, you're doing it wrong and it's your own fault if things break.


> 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).

I don't disagree.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 9 July 2010 01:03:16 GMT

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