[webkit-dev] Following up on removing -khtml- and -apple- CSS vendor prefixes

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Thu Apr 5 08:40:34 PDT 2012

On Thursday 05 April 2012, Adam Barth wrote:
> In July 2010, there was a thread on webkit-dev about removing support
> for the -khtml- and -apple- vendor prefixes:
> https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-July/013519.html
> At the time, we tried an approach recommended by David Hyatt
> <https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-July/013536.html>,
> but that approach appears to have been too agressive in that it broke
> a number of Dashboard widgets:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42093#c29
> Based on this information, I've posted a patch that limits the -apple-
> and -khtml- vendor prefixes to ENABLE(DASHBOARD_SUPPORT):
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83256
> This approach lets ports that wish to remain compatible with Dashboard
> widgets continue to support these prefixes while also letting ports
> that aren't constrained by dashboard widgets disable them, hopefully
> lessening their use on the broader web.
> I welcome any thoughts the list has on this topic.
I the way they currently work I am in favor of removing them as well. Though I 
think they optimally should still be available for features that were 
historically prefexed with those prefixes, but only those.


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