Re: [apps-discuss] "X-" revisited

Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org> Mon, 11 July 2011 18:38 UTC

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From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
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On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>
> On 07/07/2011, at 1:30 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 7:24 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> wrote:
>>>
>>> Is there some kind of attack lurking here that we're not aware of?
>>> Parameter phishing or somesuch?
>>>
>>
>> No, that was not my concern. I am mostly trying to map your arguments
>> onto the way we're currently evolving the HTML APIs, which follow a
>> similar convention to X- (the vendor prefixes).
>
>
> I think the difference there is that the number of implementations is relatively small.
>

Hmm. I agree that the number of browser implementations with
significant market share is fairly small, but I don't know that this
is unusual. I'd be hard pressed to think of a significant application
or transport-layer protocol that has had more than a half dozen major
(read: others have to adopt their extensions) implementations either.

-- Dirk