[webkit-dev] Use of -webkit- prefix on CSS Values and Properties

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Mon Mar 28 12:25:22 PDT 2011

Sounds good to me.  Both patches have been updated to use -webkit.
Thank you for the explanation.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2011, at 10:37 AM, Dan Bernstein wrote:
> I think Eric is not asking about the unicode-bidi property, but rather about
> the isolate value, which is not in CSS 2.1. I don’t know that there’s a
> guideline, but there is precedent for prefixing values (for example,
> display: box and display: inline-box), so I would recommend prefixing the
> new unicode-bidi value as well.
> The reason for prefixing is to be able to preserve compatibility if the
> meaning of “isolate” changes during the rest of the standardization process,
> but content relies on what we implement in WebKit.
> We should add a prefix.
> It will help us if the final “isolate” turns out to have a different meaning
> that it has in the current draft. Using the prefix gives us more options if
> that happens. We could keep our current meaning under the name
> “-webkit-isolate” if necessary. If things go well then “-webkit-isolate”
> will just be a synonym for “isolate”.
>     -- Darin

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