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Re: Proposition to change the prefixing policy

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 19:22:21 -0400
Message-ID: <4FA464AD.9030306@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 5/4/12 5:56 PM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> If the editor of a hot spec isn't responding, an new editor ought to
> be appointed.

This group has an incredibly poor record of this.  Not least because 
there is not enough editing bandwidth to deal with the various "throw it 
over the fence and forget about it" going on.

> And if there implementations are converging towards something that is
> significantly different from the spec, adjusting the spec to match reality
> isn't a bad thing.

Well, obviously.  All it needs is an active spec editor.

> From authors' point of view, the more implementations converge, the less
> they need to use the aliased prefixed properties to work around the rough
> edges

And in the bad cases, the more the documentation and spec they're 
reading don't match those exact implementations.  The problem is not the 
convergence; it's the spec drafts not reflecting reality.

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