Using vendor prefixes has become an essential part of modern web development. Prefixes are incredibly useful, as they allow us to use properties that aren’t yet implemented consistently across various browsers. However the latest controversy, in which Mozilla and others have sought consent from the W3C CSS working group to support some webkit-prefixed properties, threatens to undermine that.
Basically the other browser vendors are annoyed that “Webkit’s monopoly on mobile” is causing developers to only use webkit-prefixed properties and to disregard those of other browser vendors. Their proposed solution is to make webkit-prefixes part of the specification. Huh?
The other browser makers need to get creative! Find people and organisations to evangelise your product. Publish exciting platform previews. Provide developer tools that automatically create compatible code for webkit-prefixed properties. Do something! Just don’t mess with the spec!