Archive for April 2012

CSS vendor prefixes vs OpenGL

So Opera is planning to parse -webkit- prefixes in CSS, and everybody is crying out. From a practical point of view, though, it is a very good idea. Right now, CSS developers that want to take advantage of experimental properties have to write the same code up to four times with different prefixes (-webkit-, -moz-, -ms-, -o-). That is a horrible, horrible idea. It is made worse by the fact that CSS knows no variables or constant definitions, so you have to change all values in all four places, but that’s another issue.