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Re: vendor prefix properties diverging from official properties

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:22:43 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601003021422m29d7cc16j3e898901bbfe9948@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> In practice, however, there are serious problems with the proposal. The key
> here is that a browser implementation of a CSS draft property is a snapshot
> in time of the specification of that property at the time of implementation.
> If the draft is revised, it's not the case that all browsers suddenly revise
> their implementations to match; not only is there a limit on engineering
> time, but browsers typically have 6-12mo release cycles, so implementation
> is bound to lag specification.
>
> So having -w3c-image-fit is no more a guarantee of a particular behavior
> for an author than -moz-image-fit or -webkit-image-fit; in fact, it's
> probably less so.
>

I hate to send "+1" emails, but I agree with you completely.

Rob
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"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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