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RE: CSS Variables

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:15:39 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E2AB591BF@TK5EX14MBXC120.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[Tab Atkins:]
> (Note - we've been thinking about handling experiments differently within
> Chrome.  Rather than vendor prefixing, implement them unprefixed but only
> available in dev channel, not beta or public.
> This has basically the same benefits in terms of not interfering with
> final standardization, but makes it harder for a vendor prefix to become
> widely used and thus necessary to support.  It also makes it easy to
> experimentally support things that can't be prefixed well, like this
> syntax.  This isn't decided yet, but variables might be a good test pilot
> for the new approach.)

How does that work generally with multiple vendors doing the same in their 
Betas/preview builds ? If browsers X and Y support a new feature unprefixed
with different incompatible syntaxes, stylesheets that include the new 
property(ies) will only work in one.

What am I missing ?
Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 17:16:14 UTC

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