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Re: Obsoleting

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 14:47:24 +0900
Cc: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, Virginie Galindo <Virginie.Galindo@gemalto.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3E4DEDD1-0275-441E-A5F6-C9839A856F1A@rivoal.net>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

> On May 16, 2016, at 23:13, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
> 
> Yes, the words are a difficulty.  ‘Obsolete’ is better used when we have a new version of something (HTML 5 obsoletes HTML 4).  The better word for ‘no longer recommend’ is ‘deprecate’ but it’s not a common word and hence an issue for non-english speakers.

FWIW, as a non-native English speaker I do not find "obsolete" any easier (or harder) than "deprecate". However unusual "deprecated" might be in ordinary speech, it has made its way into programmer lingo with a specialized meaning, and should be OK for use.

 - Florian
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