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Re: [IndexedDB] Problems unprefixing IndexedDB

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 00:28:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com>
cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1208090027230.27616@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 8 Aug 2012, Kyle Huey wrote:
> PS. We're also going to run into this in the future with any other 
> prefixed DOM APIs we add to the global, probably even if we don't tell 
> people to do it wrong in our tutorials.  This behavior is a pretty 
> massive footgun.

Not prefixing, and instead having spec authors make sure that what they 
spec is compatible with what has shipped (at the very least by changing 
names when they change semantics), is of course the right solution here. :-)

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