Understanding Vendor Prefixes

30 Mar

Vendor-specific Property prefixes allows you to target browsers when using CSS3.  The W3C is currently in developing and testing phase with some properties.  Until they are rolled out as standards, some browsers need to be targeted using these prefixes.

Table 1. Vendor Extension Prefixes
Prefix Organisation
-ms- Microsoft
mso- Microsoft Office
-moz- Mozilla i.e. Firefox (Gecko-based browsers)
-o- Opera Software
-atsc- Advanced Television Standards Committee
-wap- The WAP Forum
-webkit- Safari (and other WebKit-based browsers) i.e. Google Chrome
-khtml- Konqueror browser

Browser Support:

For a list of CSS3 properties and the current browser support have a look at Standardista, which is an excellent resource on CSS3.

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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in css3


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