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[Bug 7670] Use of prefixes is too complicated for a Web technology

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--- Comment #18 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-09-19 21:27:01 ---
> Or maybe because they are morons who do not read specs and just look at popular
> content.

Insulting implementors and authors because they don't implement or use the spec
correctly doesn't change the fact that they didn't implement or use the spec
correctly.

The more complex the spec, the more implementors and users will make mistakes.
It's not a binary "complicated" vs "simple" thing, it's a continuum. Rebindable
prefixes as described above are so far on the complicated side of that
continuum that it is a mistake to design technologies that use that pattern.

I think this should be a blocker issue for any HTMLWG deliverable.


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