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Re: wading into the Prefix morass...

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:38:11 +1100
Message-ID: <4F445513.6030602@css-class.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>
On 22/02/2012 4:25 AM, David Singer wrote:

> On Feb 21, 2012, at 7:51, Alan Gresley<alan@css-class.com>  wrote:

>> Once a browser supports a property that is un-prefixed (like
>> box-shadow or border-radius), it should drop support for it’s
>> prefixed counterpart.
> And a whole bunch of pages that used to work, stop working.

No, the pages will still work. Some pages (which should become smaller 
over time) may not show box-shadow or border-radius.

Pages that use just box-shadow and border-radius without vendor prefixes 
will work just fine.

> What's
> the corresponding benefit?

To allow for CSS standardization to become better. To allow the web 
implementation community and testing community to move beyond what I see 
as a critical point in it's evolution.

Previous critical points have been in 2008 [1] and 2007 [2].

1. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/01/21/compatibility-and-ie8.aspx
2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0328.html

Alan Gresley
Received on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 02:38:44 UTC

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