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Re: Vendor-prefixes: an idea

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 17:31:17 -0700
Message-Id: <E4CE7272-E9E2-48F3-9608-74FC57D11E14@gmail.com>
Cc: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On May 7, 2012, at 7:54 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> The only failure-mode is if some of
> the old syntax overlaps the new syntax, but has a different meaning
> (like what linear-gradients did with <angle>s).  The simple solution
> is "don't do that".  If you absolutely *must* do that, just change the
> property name.

At the time, I begged that we just don't do that, without also changing the syntax enough so that the previous version could still be there in a style sheet and ignored in newer UAs. I was told that the rest of WG would not give any sort of consideration of what happened with experimental prefixed values when determining how the value should work in a later draft. 
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