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[css-ui-4] -webkit-user-select

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 14:28:09 +0900
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To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

css-ui-4 specifies the user-select property. This property is widely used under its webkit prefixes, which is causing enough issues that both Edge (not IE11) and firefox (in nightlies) have decided to support it under the webkit prefix in addition to their own.

I would like to encourage browsers (webkit and blink included) to start supporting the unprefixed syntax as well, rather than just their own prefix plus the webkit prefix.

That said if browsers are finding it necessary to support the webkit syntax (which does not surprise me), we should spec it as well.

Similarly to what we agreed to do for work-break:break-word, I propose adding a compatibility appendix to CSS-UI-4 defining how -webkit-user-select maps to user-select, while making it clear that this is not what authors should be using.

 - Florian
Received on Saturday, 6 February 2016 05:28:38 UTC

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