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Re: W3C discussion of CSS prefixes

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 22:16:53 +0200
To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9fukr71jprufgm51hdfdnsf5jp657qqsq8@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Linss, Peter wrote:
>Any author coding a site using proprietary features has no right to
>expect their site to work in any browser other than the one they
>targeted, and that includes the version of the browser they targeted.
>When they do so, the author is, by definition, creating a non-standard
>site, and IMO they fall somewhat outside the scope of a standards body.

The standards body here exists so people do not have to use proprietary
features and suffer all the troubles they bring. But the W3C has added
no standard features to CSS between 1998 and 2011; even the style sheets
on http://www.w3.org/ do not conform to W3C's own standards, they are
full of proprietary features because there is no standard alternative,
and coding to 1998 standards is not really a viable option these days.

Go to http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ and click on the "Valid CSS!" button,
then the W3C CSS Validator will tell you that the style sheets are not
in fact valid because they use all sorts of proprietary features. Right?
You would look kinda silly if you were to run around telling people they
are to use only proper standard features, and no proprietary extensions.
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