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Re: Proposition to change the prefixing policy

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 19:28:37 -0400
Message-ID: <4FA46625.6070704@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 5/4/12 6:04 PM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> we still have plenty of room to fix
> them as long as we are aware of the compatibility implications

That's a _huge_ caveat.

In my experience no one is aware of compatibility implications until 
typically weeks to months after shipping some change in a final release. 
  That's when you start getting all the reports about all the things 
that broke....

Witness the fact that some UAs aren't willing to change the behavior of 
its prefixed properties to match the behavior of the unprefixed versions 
if they don't happen to coincide, even if the changes are small.

What makes you think they would be happier changing the behavior of 
unprefixed properties?

-Boris
Received on Friday, 4 May 2012 23:29:08 GMT

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