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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:34:42 -0700
Message-ID: <4C367CB2.5070002@mit.edu>
To: rfink@readableweb.com
CC: "'Brad Kemper'" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Eric A. Meyer'" <eric@meyerweb.com>, 'Christoph Päper' <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, "'www-style list'" <www-style@w3.org>
On 7/8/10 6:30 PM, Richard Fink wrote:
> That's a very bad bet, Boris. By the phrase "know what they're doing" I
> assume you really mean, "the risk that they're taking".

Yes.

> And if so, the prefixes provide a form of defensive coding that *everybody* benefits from,
> novice and master alike.

Yes.

> Why discourage experimentation by removing a safety net that costs so
> little?

What makes you think it costs little?  And are you sure you're not 
completely misunderstanding what I said?  Your comments sound like you 
are...

-Boris
Received on Friday, 9 July 2010 01:35:18 GMT

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