The common conception is that web technologies are a volatile bunch, where nothing stays the same for years. But the core technologies are actually rather conservative. Just consider how well an old web application or a site continue to work with the latest browsers.
Over the years we’ve had countless efforts for making up for lacking browser features; custom fonts, rounded corners, video playback, just to name a few. One by one, these have fallen prey to the ever advancing enhancements in web standards and their browser implementations. These simply become non-issues over time and the workarounds become irrelevant.
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