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[Public WebGL] experimental and prefixes still prevalent



WebGL is still shown with the experimental flag on some platforms, where it probably shouldn't. To illustrate the issue, below are some of the select cases:

  • Opera is entirely experimental, though it is based on Webkit (or Blink?) which is in use by Chrome, which generally has a very low experimental webgl status.
  • Firefox has started to go out of experimental, but the rate of change has slowed and seems to be flat now, this would indicate that browser update isn't working satisfactory.
  • Safari on OSX is experimental 30% of the time, though it is based on WebKit, as is Chrome which for the same platform is almost never experimental.
  • Chrome on Linux shows 6% as experimental, although Chromium on Linux only shows about 2% as experimental (this seems strange)
  • Android Browser on phones is 61% experimental, but Chrome Mobile is 0% and the Android Browser on tablets is 
  • Android Browser on phones is 61% experimental (Chrome Mobile is 0% experimental, Android browser on tablets is 6%)
  • Mobile Firefox on Android is almost completely experimental (but has recently started to go out of experimental)
There are also still some extensions being listed with vendor prefixes (but are declining), but more importantly, some extensions seem to start out their life again with vendor prefixes, and I thought the policy was not to do that anymore. Below are cases where this happens:
You can inspect the current state of these on http://webglstats.com/ for each platform, operating system and browser using the selection tree on the side. I'd encourage all vendors to have a look at situations like this, and see if it can be improved.