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HTML5 and CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, Seventh Edition by Bruce Hyslop, Elizabeth Castro

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Understanding Vendor Prefixes

Although much of what falls under the umbrella of CSS3 has not yet reached the W3C’s Candidate Recommendation stage (which would mean that the specifications are complete), many parts have already been implemented in recent versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

In order to future-proof unfinished (and occasionally competing) CSS implementations that are subject to change, those that require it have been implemented in browsers using what are called vendor prefixes. These allow each browser to introduce its own support for a property without conflicting with the final specification or with other browsers. Additionally, vendor prefixes provide a way to ensure that, once a specification ...

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