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Re: Suggestion for generic CSS vendor prefix

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:55:47 -0700
Message-Id: <B3DB00DB-0C3E-49C8-BB28-D62B4C6E2D5B@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>


On Mar 23, 2010, at 10:36 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>>
>> On Mar 23, 2010, at 8:31 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
>>> 1: http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2010/03/css_vendor_pref_1.html
>>> 2: http://lesscss.org/
>>
>> I would love to be able to do variables and mixins as part of  
>> normal CSS. Unfortunately, unless I used LESS to preprocess, I  
>> would have to wait until most Web browsers still in use were  
>> supporting it (I can't just have half my audience not have decent  
>> styling, just because they are using older browsers), and that  
>> might take a long while. Even so, I think it would be great if we  
>> could get those two parts of LESS, at least, into the spec.
>
> Well, yeah, this wouldn't be an immediate solution.  But no solution
> would be, even, say, moving to a single -draft- prefix, as there are
> still tons of vendor-prefixed stuff out there.  So yeah, we'd need to
> wait a while.  But it's probably a good idea, and I was just providing
> this as a use-case.

I do agree. And when you consider something like '::-webkit-input- 
placeholder', it had to start out with a webkit prefix, because it was  
a webkit-specific thing long before it was considered by the working  
group here personally. Unless we consider 'a -beta-' prefix that  
anyone can use for anything, without even an editors draft. But I  
think that would create chaos. 
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