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Re: Proposition to change the prefixing policy

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 23:38:53 +0200
Message-Id: <59465557-D6CF-4D1F-B712-5C5D8A181C81@crissov.de>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Lea Verou:
> On 5/5/12 16:18, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> … the right solution is to not ship prefixed stuff in final releases …
> 
> 1. It has been mentioned in this thread that it’s against company policy of several implementors.
> 2. It defies the entire advantage that prefixes were supposed to bring: Getting author input for in-development features.

The thing is that both parties don’t stick to the conditions of the deal, because of (possible) short-term benefits.

It would be okay if vendors implemented first and proposed for standardization second, *iff* they were willing to change their implementation to match the evolving or final standard *and* drop support for their sunrise implementation at some point.

It would be okay if authors used prefixed features, *iff* they considered and accepted that they will have to maintain the code as specifications and implementations evolve and they can guarantee to do so. 

PS: Prefixes that do not change are never okay to use to work around bugs in one browser or the other.
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