Opera confirms WebKit prefix usage

In February, we reported on a meeting of the W3C CSS working group, stating vendors were considering implementing WebKit prefixes, in order to combat a perceived WebKit monoculture that’s particularly noticeable in mobile.

At the time, developers and industry figures rallied against the plans, arguing it would negatively impact on the open web and interoperability. An industry source today told .net Opera will imminently implement WebKit prefixes, largely due to being “terrified of being outdone in the mobile marketplace” and the “large number of [mobile] websites designed exclusively for WebKit”.

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