[webkit-dev] New runtime setting: css3TextDecoration

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Aug 15 09:55:29 PDT 2012

On Aug 14, 2012, at 5:41 PM, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn at chromium.org> wrote:

> The point of the vendor prefix is to assert the instability of the feature.

The WebKit project uses vendor prefixes to avoid compatibility conflict between a feature and a later incompatible standardized feature that would use the same name. This is not intended as a way to smuggle in low quality features.

WebKit features should have high quality implementations even during the stage where they are vendor-prefixed. We don’t want to ship half-baked or low quality features in releases of WebKit because they can cause long term problems for people supporting content that has to work on multiple versions of WebKit.

-- Darin

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