[webkit-dev] Deprecating JS interface

Dirk Schulze dschulze at adobe.com
Sun Feb 17 15:03:54 PST 2013

On Feb 17, 2013, at 2:47 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

>> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze at adobe.com> wrote:
>> Then we should face it. Prefixed content for CSS gradients, animation, transition, transforms, CSS Image functions, masking and a lot more will not go away. This basically means we will need to support them for an undetermined period of time, possibly for the projects lifetime. This will be the same for every popular prefixed feature that we introduce in the future.
>> If we are honest about this we may can prevent future content to be a burden on maintenance and use similar concepts as Mozilla does with runtime flags on unprefixed features.
> This is why we need to be extremely careful when introducing new features. 

I absolutely agree.  Chrome introduced the runtime flags as one possible solution for this problem.


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