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Re: vendor prefix properties diverging from official properties

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:16:28 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21002261316y47448b2bje7ba20a5053a68a5@mail.gmail.com>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM, François REMY
<fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> [BTW, I don't like 'draft' as it's too long to type, nor
> '-w3c-'  since it would mean that w3c properties are
> not well defined and implemented by browsers, while
> the objective of the w3c is the complete opposite.
> '-wd-' seems better to my.]

Does that imply we'd rename the properties when they reach Last Call,
even if they haven't actually changed?  That certainly seems like a
bad idea, especially if the spec returns to Working Draft later.  Or
do we use -wd- even for Last Calls?

Also, should we even use a hyphen prefix here?  My impression is that
hyphens are used in vendor prefixes so that there's no possibility of
conflict with official property names, but if the names are all
standard, this is a nonissue.  Dropping the hyphen makes it clearer
that these are standard properties, which I think is a very good

I prefer "draft-" because it's clearer.  "wd-" is opaque.  I don't
think length is a big deal -- "draft-" or "-draft-" is still shorter
to type than "-webkit-", and usually the large majority of the
properties you use are from finalized standards.
Received on Friday, 26 February 2010 21:17:01 UTC

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