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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:16:11 -0700
Message-Id: <6B6F51EE-F91A-4988-97F6-918B9361C16A@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>, Christoph P├Ąper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
On Jul 8, 2010, at 3:59 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> On 7/8/10 1:27 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Note, though, that prefixed properties aren't maintained forever.
>> Firefox, for example, tends to drop their prefixed versions two or
>> three releases after they introduce the unprefixed version.
> We used to do that.  Nowadays we drop them earlier (the next release, for example).  If we never shipped the prefixed version in a final release we drop immediately upon implementing the unprefixed one.

Sounds like trouble. It seems to assume that every time I include '-moz-something' I will also include 'something'' in anticipation of it's standardization, and that the syntax hasn't changed for the non-prefixed version since the time I wrote it. It doesn't allow time for me to go back and fix things if the syntax or meaning of values changed shortly before removing the prefix. 
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