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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-size-adjust] specify -webkit-text-size-adjust as alias of text-size-adjust

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:06:12 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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We've been over this multiple time, so I know you don't like it, but 
the reason in favor it such things is always the same. If the web 
platform depends on something, regardless of how ugly its name is, 
we're stuck with it. Bad names that we can remove should be, but if 
the web depends on it enough that browsers feel they must add it / 
cannot remove it, then it doesn't help anyone to pretend it's not part
 of the platform. The web has its fair share of warts. Some bad names 
come from haphazard naming back when it was invented, and some come 
from our unfortunate history with prefixes. Regardless, if we're stuck
 with them, we're stuck with them.

We've already decided for other properties to include in the canonical
 spec the ugly prefixed de-facto name, and I think we should stay 
consistent with that.

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