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RE: vendor prefixes: co-cascading

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:38:38 +0000
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E539856928412D5567D@TK5EX14MBXC214.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
The authors who want to be ignorant of status of technology they are working with really have to wait until it matures...

But I guess there is a point here. If something looks like a desired feature, it will get a lot of use, and a lot of frustration with incompatibility. If W3C properties are not final they shouldn't look final either.

From: ojan@google.com [mailto:ojan@google.com] On Behalf Of Ojan Vafai
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:24 AM

For the most part, the vast majority of authors are (and should be!) completely ignorant of specs. They only know and care about implementations. If the code works, they'll use it. Unless there's something specifically forcing the feature to be clearly unstable (e.g. a name or namespace), authors will rely on it and then we'll be stuck with it.
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