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Re: remedy for click event

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:29:22 +0200
To: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u0jwq8cl64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:04:43 +0200, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote (on 9/20/09 4:39 AM):
>> FWIW, I do find it somewhat confusing. I'm mostly familiar with this
>> term due to HTML4 and there the end result was that UAs had to implement
>> the deprecated features. This might not be the meaning HTML4 gave to it,
>> I wouldn't know, but that is what it effectively meant.
> I suspect that was more of a market decision by browsers than a matter  
> of specification conformance.

Regardless, due to the HTML4 Transitional profile that is how many authors  
perceive it too. I just checked HTML4 and it says this about deprecated:  
"User agents should continue to support deprecated elements for reasons of  
backward compatibility." That does not seem to match what you want.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 20 September 2009 10:30:01 UTC

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