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Re: Obsolescence notices on old specifications, again

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:26:48 +0100
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v8k8uyqmwxe0ny@widsith-3.local>
On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:02:55 +0100, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/24/2012 01:58 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> * Ms2ger wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> If you want to say more than that the specifications are no longer being
>> maintained and which newer specifications might contain more recent de-
>> finitions for the features covered you will have to create a process for
>> that first (it would require Advisory Committee review for instance, as
>> otherwise you are likely to create unnecessary drama).
>
> I should have been clearer; this is indeed all I intend to say.

OK, this looks like the sort of message that Opera would support. As Art  
said, I think we need individual proposals per spec.

And I am not sure that rescinding specs we don't like much is necessarily  
a good idea.

cheers

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