[webkit-dev] Updated https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/DeprecatingFeatures (was Re: Removing the prefix from webkitPostMessage)
abarth at webkit.org
Fri Sep 21 18:21:50 PDT 2012
On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2012, at 5:34 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> Yeah, "obligation" is probably too loaded a word. Here's some updated text:
> * Standards citizenship. Many W3C working groups, including the CSS
> working group, request that implementors remove support for vendor
> prefixed features once the specifications of the features reach a
> certain level of maturity, typically Candidate Recommendation. To be
> good citizens of these standards bodies, we should make an effort to
> remove vendor prefixes, even if doing so would incur a larger
> compatibility cost than we would otherwise prefer.
> Looks good. I checked the reference on the "request that implementors remove
> support for vendor prefixed features" link, which points to
> <http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/vendor-prefixes>. It looks like that document
> does not exeactly support the claim made - it seems to contain proposed but
> not yet agreed upon guidance:
> Simple straw proposal guidance.
> at least some of which is explicitly marked as disputed, e.g.:
> * SHOULD NOT retain older, incompatible implementations with
> vendor-specific prefix
> * disputed, see also Transitions section
> I'm not familiar with this document, so perhaps it's out of date. But in any
> case, I suggest either softening the claim used to cite it to match what it
> says, or using a better reference.
Tab, do you know what's the most up-to-date document to reference from
the CSS working group about how implementors should handle vendor
> The impression I got is that the CSS WG is considering making a request that
> implementors remove support for vendor prefixed features and perhaps even is
> likely to, but hasn't quite done so yet.
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