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RE: [css3][background] background-size as the background shorthand

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 16:33:21 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BE4E1C5@TK5EX14MBXC227.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[Boris Zbarsky:]
> 
> But again, from a general point of view, what you are asking for is that
> every single other browser make a backwards-incompatible change away from
> the current spec, and away from the usual CSS behavior, causing compat
> problems for them, so that WebKit can avoid some compat problems due to it
> having an initial buggy implementation of background-size.  I understand
> why that makes sense from _WebKit_'s point of view, but I don't see how it
> makes any sense at all from anyone else's.
> 
I strongly agree this does not make sense. If you ship a bug and people start
writing content that depends on it then compatibility with this content is your
responsibility. I do not expect Microsoft or anyone else to change their 
implementations to comply with faulty content that might not be even intended
to work in their browsers since it obviously is not tested against non-WebKit
engines.

This shorthand reset behavior is consistent across CSS and I do not see a 
reason to make an exception. And it would have to be a pretty compelling one
to mess with the background shorthand, of all things.
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