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Re: Vendor Prefixes and Generic Prefixes: who shall use which when and why?

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:43:46 +0100
Cc: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <D9FA4049-1D2D-47C5-B402-9B140107F56F@me.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
On Feb 7, 2012, at 8:35 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> On 2/7/12 2:29 PM, Dean Jackson wrote:
>> I'm not sure if you're suggesting that Apple intentionally held up
>> the standards process to get an advantage over other implementors, or
>> that simply it would theoretically be possible (and perhaps advantageous)
>> to do so (and in your non-hypothetical world, it happened whether intentional
>> or not).
> 
> The latter.  As far as I can tell it was simply a matter of Apple having no particular incentive to push the spec forward, and hence not doing it.  I certainly don't think there was malice involved; I'm sorry that wasn't clear.

I would also like to add that other potential implementors could have requested the addition of more editors to the specs much earlier, but did not do so. The blame is not entirely on Apple's shoulders.

Simon
Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:47:59 GMT

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