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Re: Deprecating old IDL

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:33:23 +0200
To: Marcos Caceres <mcaceres@mozilla.com>, public-script-coord <public-script-coord@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55FFDCF3.4020806@w3.org>
On 19/09/2015 17:55, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Hi All, tl;dr: The ReSpec team would like to start deprecating the
> use of "old school WebIDL" in ReSpec in favor of "contiguous WebIDL".
> We will soon begin showing a warning in ReSpec's pill-menu about
> this.

Although I support the overall direction of moving away from old-school 
to contiguous WebIDL, transitioning from one to the other is a lot of 
manual work, and is thus unlikely to happen in a very short amount of 
time (vs what was possible e.g. for the data-lt change).

This means that a fair number of respec documents will be showing 
warnings for a fair amount of time, reducing the overall value of the 
warnings.

More egoistically, it will also mean that I'll have to remove the 
detection of respec warnings in my groups Travis CI set up since they 
will be broken for a while (and I'll thus miss useful warnings from respec).

Can I suggest that instead of showing the warning "soon", there be 
instead a more active campaign of outreach to respec users (e.g. via the 
chairs list as well?), and have the warning start appear at a fixed but 
much later deadline (e.g. 6 months or more)?

Dom
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