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Re: Proposition to change the prefixing policy

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 15:37:01 +0200
Message-ID: <4FA9217D.6080604@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 2012-05-08 15:23, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> ...
> On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 5:12 AM, Ojan Vafai<ojan@chromium.org>  wrote:
>> I'd rather we do the same as http headers. Any experimental feature gets an
>> x-prefix instead of a vendor prefix.

The "x-" prefix isn't special in header field names. This is a urban legend.

> Even the IETF, which is a super-conservative organization (must use
> ASCII-only text paginated for an ancient printer) for whom it is
 > ...

-> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/pipermail/rfc-interest/>

> really hard to get to acknowledge its past mistakes (consider for
> example the default encoding for text/* MIME types), is waking up to
> realize that x-prefixes where a bad idea:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-05
> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:37:50 GMT

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