[webkit-dev] Staging WebSocket protocol deployment

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Nov 14 16:39:35 PST 2009

On Fri, 13 Nov 2009, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> I don't buy that at all.  There's plenty of features with the webkit- 
> prefix and I think it's pretty clear to developers what that means.

IMHO it makes no difference to authors if they have to use "webkit-ws:" or 
"ws:" -- either way, they might come to depend on it, and either way if 
other browsers want to be compatible with code written for us, they have 
to use the same value.

The features where we have the webkit- prefix are CSS properties and 
values. There, there's no problem with each browser vendor doing their own 
extension, since you can list multiple properties. This doesn't apply to 
URLs like here.

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