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Re: CSS vendor extension issues

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 22:23:57 -0500
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel@glazman.org>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Peter Linss <peter.linss@hp.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Why not have a fast way of registering a new proposal by a vendor 
and holding it with a commitment to standardize it soon as practical?

Would it be abused?

Would public review and the scorn of developers prevent a company
from grabbing a cool word for a stupid idea, etc?

Do browser vendors feel they have a choice, or do they partly feel that they *ought* to use
-vendor-... strings?

Tim


On 2011-11 -08, at 20:39, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Tuesday 2011-11-08 21:53 +0100, Daniel Glazman wrote:
>> The only thing I know is the following one : what happened with
>> -*-border-radius was lame and we decided to implement new processes
>> to avoid a fiasco of same magnitude. Then CSS Gradients arrived
>> and browser vendors did the very same mistake. I think it's good to
>> have the TAG in the loop here. Feedback #1 from Web Agencies at this
>> time is the pain it is to deal with multiple prefixed versions of the
>> same property...
> 
> They have the choice not to use the prefixed properties.  Given that
> they've made that choice to do so *despite* their complaints about
> it, I suspect they might not like a solution that takes away their
> ability to make that choice.
> 
> (I agree with the feedback that we need to be better about
> standardizing high-demand features quickly.  I think we can do that
> by keeping them limited in scope and not adding and stabilizing
> every addition anybody asks for before moving to CR.  In both of the
> cases you mention, the group resolved to advance quickly and the
> editor then went through all the comments made on the spec and added
> a bunch of requested features, delaying advancement to CR.  Those
> additions would be better made by developing the next level in
> parallel.)
> 
> -David
> 
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