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Re: Unprefixing CSS properties

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:35:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CANMdWTvP4gJtFVaT1r5xsj8faLmpFda+UhXrOqZ0jCXQsgvJng@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Maybe I'm misreading that thread. As I read it, the conclusion is that
specs still need to go to CR before the features in them can be unprefixed,
they just don't need to go to REC. Did I read it incorrectly?

Stated differently, I read it as saying the following: When we get to a
state that some features are CR-ready and others are not, we should strip
the non-CR-ready features and put them in the next version of that module
and bring the CR-ready features to CR.

That seems very different to me than marking individual features as stable.
Mainly, it's a ton of busy work.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  We’ve been here before.****
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> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Aug/0473.html****
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> -Brian****
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> *From:* ojan@google.com [mailto:ojan@google.com] *On Behalf Of *Ojan Vafai
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:27 PM
> *To:* robert@ocallahan.org
> *Cc:* Brian Manthos; Henri Sivonen; www-style@w3.org
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> *Subject:* Re: Unprefixing CSS properties****
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> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:****
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> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
> wrote:****
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> IMO, that's an argument for saying there is a more advanced stage than WD
> that includes "grammar is stable, only edge cases of behavior remain".  Is
> that stage CR?  If yes, then the current system supports your suggestion.
>  If that stage is not CR, perhaps something in between WD and CR should be
> considered -- and should be considered "unprefixable".****
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> My proposal is essentially the latter: an "unprefixable" stage between WD
> and CR, which can be applied to individual properties in a spec, plus a
> proposal to move a particular set of properties to that stage immediately.
> Please reconsider it in that light :-).****
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> I support adding a way to mark specific properties or parts of CSS specs
> as stable (and thus unprefixable). The whatwg HTML spec does this. It makes
> sense to me to do this across all W3C specs. Once all the parts of the spec
> are marked stable, then the draft can effectively go to CR.****
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> I would like the annotations to be in the spec itself if possible. ****
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