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Re: Obsolescence notices on old specifications, again

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:58:20 -0500
Message-ID: <4F1E9CDC.40805@nokia.com>
To: ext Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Ms2ger,

Last September, some obsolescence text was added to the DOM 2 Views REC:

[[
http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Views/#notice-20110922
http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-DOM-Level-2-Views-20001113/

*Document Status Update 2011-09-22*: This paragraph is informative. The 
concepts this document defines are obsolete. The 'document' and 
'defaultView' attributes are defined in the HTML5 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/> specification with simplified semantics. 
The Web Applications Working Group <http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/> 
encourages implementation of these concepts as defined by HTML5.
]]

I think the proponents for adding obsolescence text to the other RECs 
should make a specific proposal for each REC.

-AB

On 1/23/12 4:01 AM, ext Ms2ger wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> The recent message to www-dom about DOM2HTML [1] made me realize that 
> we still haven't added warnings to obsolete DOM specifications to 
> hopefully avoid that people use them as a reference.
>
> I propose that we add a pointer to the contemporary specification to 
> the following specifications:
>
> * DOM 2 Core (DOM4)
> * DOM 2 Views (HTML)
> * DOM 2 Events (D3E)
> * DOM 2 Style (CSSOM)
> * DOM 2 Traversal and Range (DOM4)
> * DOM 2 HTML (HTML)
> * DOM 3 Core (DOM4)
>
> and a recommendation against implementing the following specifications:
>
> * DOM 3 Load and Save
> * DOM 3 Validation
>
> Hearing no objections, I'll try to move this forward.
>
> Ms2ger
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2012JanMar/0011.html
>
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