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RE: Selecting for features

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:58:42 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com>, Adrian Price <adrian.price@rogue-technologies.com>, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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> From: Boris Zbarsky [mailto:bzbarsky@MIT.EDU]

> On 7/12/10 12:51 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> > I think the underlying issue here is: when does a browser vendor make
> their
> > platform declare support for a feature ?
> This is fundamentally the "when does the browser vendor drop the vendor
> prefix on the feature implementation?" question, right?
> > Thus what we ideally want is a clear, verifiable criteria for a UA to
> claim support.
> > For instance: the spec/feature is in CR, the testsuite for the
> spec/feature is
> > stable, an implementation report has been submitted showing the
> browser passes all
> > current testcases for the feature.
> Again, sounds a lot like the vendor prefix situation.... (except for
> that bit about test suites, of course, as demonstrated by the
> availability of unprefixed display:run-in in the UAs that implement it,
> for example).

Fundamentally, yes, same kind of argument. Except that prefixes can be dropped
on CR entry while test suites and implementation reports are required for CR exit.

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