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Re: Obsolescence notices on old specifications, again

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:21:32 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9MBqdbvKHysC4qZcQU9tMjG1Gi2R7KTtq-h7cSUz1PYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: (wrong string) ka <Bronislav.Klucka@bauglir.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
I think the point that is most important to me to capture is that DOM2
no longer reflects the behavior in many browsers.

So how about:

DOM2 is no longer updated and doesn't in all cases reflect behavior in
popular implementations. DOM4 is the latest actively maintained and
updated version. <link to DOM4>

/ Jonas

2012/1/24 Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>:
> Can we just compromise on the language here? I don't think we'll find
> agreement on the proper way to do spec work.
> How about: "DOM2 is no longer updated. DOM4 is the latest actively
> maintained version. <link to DOM4>"
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> I'm sorry, but for some, saying DOM2 (a REC) = DOM4 (a WIP), is the same
>> as saying DOM2 is a WIP. This is because the former can be read as saying
>> that the normative content of DOM2 is now replaced with DOM4.
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "[DOM2] is a work on which progress has
>> stopped". DOM2 is a REC, and is only subject to errata [1] and rescinding
>> [2].
>> [1]http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#rec-modify
>> [2]http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#rec-rescind
>> I'm not sure where the proposed obsolescence message falls in terms of [1]
>> or [2]. Perhaps you could clarify, since presumably the process document
>> will apply to any proposed change.
>> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/24/2012 08:33 PM, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>>> The problem is that the proposal (as I understand it) is to insert
>>>> something like:
>>>> "DOM2 (a REC) is obsolete. Use DOM4 (a work in progress)."
>>>> This addition is tantamount (by the reading of some) to demoting the
>>>> status
>>>> of DOM2 to "a work in progress".
>>> Not at all; it's a work on which progress has stopped long ago.
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