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Re: wading into the Prefix morass...

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:13:36 +0100
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Sylvain Galineau:
> [Christoph Päper:]
>> Actually, Web authors shouldn't be using any prefix, except for '-draft-' maybe.
> Authors shouldn't do a lot of things.

I should have been clearer: Web authors shouldn’t be able to use any prefix, except for ‘-draft-‘ maybe.

>> Browsers, however, could use the other prefixes to allow access to specific states of implementation for testing and usage in controlled environments (i.e. intranets).
> I'm not sure what you mean by 'controlled';

I meant intranets where the web designer can talk to the administrators who can flip a central switch to make all clients opt-in to experimental features. 

I hate to admit it, but “controlled” also applies to global non-Web scenarios that employ CSS and provide dedicated proprietary consumer applications, e.g. Apple’s .itlp (iTunes LP) or .ibooks.
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