The open web on the mobile platform
Le jeudi 9 février 2012 à 23:29 - Lien permanent
A must-read by Daniel Glazman: call for action: the open web needs you *now*.
What is it about? The open web is being threatened on the mobile platform, because there's an overly dominant rendering engine, Webkit. Webkit implements some features crucial to the mobile platform with its CSS vendor prefix,
-webkit-. Therefore, to overcome interoperability issues, the other browser vendors are about to support
-webkit- prefixes... That's a major failure for the mobile web, and the beginnings of a big mess.
Maybe it's not too late to prevent this blunder, maybe it's still possible to have web sites adopt standards and browser vendors standardize essential features through the CSS WG as soon as possible. That's why Daniel is calling you for action! Spread the word!