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Re: [css3] [css21] browser specific CSS

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:08:56 -0400
Message-ID: <4D95CE68.1050704@mit.edu>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: Glenn Linderman <v+html@g.nevcal.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 4/1/11 8:11 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> I think you're making the fundamental mistake of assuming that if the
> functionality were available then it would be used well, on average.
> That's not what we're seeing with User-Agent sniffing, and I see little
> evidence that it would happen here. While it's _possible_ to correctly
> use version information, in practice it seems too difficult for most
> authors.

Just to clarify: correctly using version information is pretty 
complicated, but using version information to work around bugs _looks_ 
like a simple solution.  This means it gets used frequently, and most of 
the people doing so do it wrong.  Not because they couldn't do it right 
if they tried, but because they don't even realize they need to try.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 1 April 2011 13:09:30 GMT

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