[webkit-dev] Removing support for the -khtml- (and -apple-?) vendor prefixes

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Jul 12 09:44:13 PDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Peter Beverloo <peter at lvp-media.com> wrote:

> I decided to take this issue to the mailing lists before posting a
> patch for such reasons. The Apple documentation which is referred
> to[1] in that bug has been updated to use WebKit's own vendor prefix,
> so I suspect the impact of removing -khtml- will be rather small.
> After all, that regression happened about four years ago.

You'll hope.  There was a incident about a year ago where MediaWiki had a
work-around for a very old KHTML bug and we had to add a special work around
for MediaWiki for the compatibility. (See
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28350).  Later, we found that there
are various websites that uses 3 years old or older copies of MediaWiki.
 I'm very afraid that the change you  proposed will cause many problems like

But don't take me wrong, I like your idea.  I'm just saying we have to be
extra careful.

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