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Re: A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:02:03 -0700
Message-ID: <4C3BBB0B.2050709@mit.edu>
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 7/12/10 5:51 PM, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>> But you and Brad want different things to be supported. You want
>> support for an alias for the unprefixed property, whereas he wants
>> versioned support of all versions of the prefixed property the browser
>> has implemented.
> If we could settle on one or the other, would that mean we'd cleared the
> last hurdle? Or even the last major hurdle?

If you settled on your version, it sounds to me like IE and Webkit would 
find that unacceptable (though I obviously can't speak for them).  My 
position, already stated, is that this version is fundamentally no 
different from Mozilla's current behavior except in requiring a bit more 
work from the UA and giving authors the false impression that their use 
of prefixed properties is safe.

If you settled on Brad's version, Mozilla would almost certainly find 
that unacceptable due to the need to maintain the multiple incompatible 
codepaths involved.

Both versions have the problem David Baron pointed out.

Received on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 01:02:38 UTC

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