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Re: Haptics CSS extension proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:38:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBiaH4zCTpsc=r9+wZiTLtZhnnOR32B9cqfaYyxzV_3Sw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Nager <cnager@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Chris Nager <cnager@gmail.com> wrote:
> I appreciate your feedback. Though the devices that use haptics are rare,
> there's nothing wrong with proposing possible properties and syntax on how
> we could take advantage of these future hardware features. Even if many of
> my proposed properties (like temperature) are not able to be used any time
> soon, the syntax is arguably future proof and allows for a certain degree of
> change.

While there's nothing wrong with *proposing* such things ahead of the
technology, actually standardizing them ahead of hardware that can
consume them is likely a bad idea.  It's very easy to both over- and
under-standardize when you're doing it speculatively.

The best approach for these kinds of fundamentally new things, I
think, is for interested vendors to experiment with *prefixed*
properties for this sort of hardware, and as they become popular, we
can then come along behind and standardize what has proved useful.

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