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Re: Proposal to enable -css- prefix on transform and appearance

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:41:00 -0800
Message-ID: <4F46B26C.4010400@jumis.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 2/23/2012 1:07 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> [Charles Pritchard:]
>> On 2/23/2012 8:38 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Charles Pritchard<chuck@jumis.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> If at all possible, it'd be great to see Mozilla, Opera, Microsoft
>>>> and Gapple pick up  -css- as a cross-vendor prefix:
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to see -css- supported in the next beta releases:
>>>>
>>>> The -css-transform family.
>>>> -css-appearance: none (and I think auto, or inherit, or whatever it is).
>>>>
>>> What's the benefit of this?
>> There's a growing collection of names that are shared across
>> implementations but are not ready to be unprefixed.
...
>> This is a middle ground, proposed by David Singer, between rushing out
>> recommendations and waiting years.
>> As an author, I think this would be helpful. And I would prefer -css- over
>> -draft-.
>>
> Just saying 'I'd like X to happen in the next beta releases' is not that
> helpful for any topic on this list. The why and how is what matters.
>
> This specific proposal has been discussed several times on the list - every
> time there is a vendor prefix discussion, really - and no consensus in its

David's proposal was the best compromise I've seen in the entire 
discussion. It's new, it popped up recently, and I didn't see anything 
in the way of objections.
Tab worried out-loud that it might harm vendor prefixes. I replied that, 
if a vendor prefix is used subsequently in the style sheet, things would 
work out fine.

I take it from your response, that you're voting "no" on this solution. 
So it goes.

I'll hope in private that the -webkit- and -moz- might find some 
agreement in time. They each have a lot of overlapping names.

-Charles
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:41:23 GMT

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