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Re: Proposition to change the prefixing policy

From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 11:42:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEoffTAB1+rV5zfCkvD8-uAnZUdOJbvDhmF3xKpxzRqVqCSFnQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 5/4/12 2:33 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Alan Stearns<stearns@adobe.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> I do not think this would necessarily be the case. Experiments and
>>>
>>> browser-specific features could still be added with a vendor prefix only.
>>> We could mandate that the unprefixed version (aliased to the prefixed
>>> version) could only come after the appropriate standards body had a
>>> proposal in hand and agreed to work on it.
>>
>>
>> Isn't this essentially what the current process is supposed to be?
>
>
> The current process has a much higher bar for unprefixing than "Working
> group agreed to work on this spec".  A bar that allows a draft to be worked
> on for years with multiple nearly-interoperable implementations in the
> market, before prefixes can start being removed.
>

Sorry, I totally missed that last clause :( Right, that's a big
difference from CR. To be clear, though, this is still quite different
from what Florian is proposing ...

-- Dirk
Received on Friday, 4 May 2012 19:13:51 GMT

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