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Re: Obsoleting

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 17:59:43 +0100
To: public-w3process@w3.org
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On Mon, 09 May 2016 16:34:19 +0100, David Singer <singer@mac.com> wrote:

> Oh, yes.  Maybe we need to go back to deprecated?

I don't think so.

HTML 4.01 made HTML 4.0 obsolete. HTML 5 may have made HTML 4 obsolete.

WALL/WURFL and the W3C Device Description work were among the factors that  
made CC/PP obsolete.

None of which matters much in determining whether it is or is not obsolete.

So I don't think there is an issue here. And I think "dbsolete" is clearer  
plainer english that "deprecated", which I only know of as a term amongst  
"spec-heads".

cheers

>> On May 7, 2016, at 18:50 , Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> A simple question.
>>
>> Is there any conflict between the current discussion of obsoleting and  
>> the previous usage of the term in W3C.  As one random example, HTML  
>> 4.01 in its Status says that it obsoletes HTML 4 [1].
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> [1] https://www.w3.org/TR/html4/
>>
>>
>
> Dave Singer
>
> singer@mac.com
>
>


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