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Re: Dropping Prefixes Early on Transforms/Transitions/Animations

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:46:34 -0700
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> Tantek proposed during the conf call (and I proposed during the f2f,
> and roc proposed 6 months ago on the list...) dropping the prefixes
> for Transforms/Transitions/Animations (hereafter "TTA") early, while
> we work to advance the spec normally (but quickly).
>
> The major objector to this proposal was Sylvain, who argued that if we
> can get TTA to CR in 2-3 months (the time estimate based on a 3-week
> LC and 8-weeks for responding to comments), we don't need to unprefix
> early, and if we *can't* get to CR in that period, the spec clearly
> isn't stable anyway.
>

I'm not sure that there is a "main" objector or not. There were nine who
appeared to prefer Sylvain's position, with only eight who preferred early
prefix removal. That seems to make a slight majority against early prefix
removal, at least in this straw poll.

Cox would prefer letting the normal spec process continue without
exceptional, premature prefix removal. If "TTA" can go to CR in 3 months or
even 6 months, then there is no need for an exception to this accepted
practice.

If some implementer wants to support another vendor's prefix, then we see
no problem in principle in them doing that. But if they have some
confidence in "TTA" going to CR within a reasonable time period, then
perhaps they will wait a bit.

G.
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