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Re: CSS Variables

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:19:40 -0500
Message-ID: <4D52CCAC.6000409@mit.edu>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 2/9/11 12:15 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> How does that work generally with multiple vendors doing the same in their
> Betas/preview builds ? If browsers X and Y support a new feature unprefixed
> with different incompatible syntaxes, stylesheets that include the new
> property(ies) will only work in one.
>
> What am I missing ?

The idea is to not put the experimental features out to a wide testing 
audience, thus limiting their use to experimental, non-production 
situations (because they will only work in browsers used by a few 
hundred thousand people at the most).

This setup gives authors a chance to try the feature out and report 
feedback without having to deal with pages that actually depend on the 
feature.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 17:20:46 GMT

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