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Deprecated or not?

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:35:21 +0100
Message-ID: <002301bf7c89$a887d060$4100000a@Bertil>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
In HTML 4.01 <applet> is deprecated. We're supposed to use
<object>.

In XHTML 1.0 it seems to be deprecated too, since there is 
no statement about any difference from HTML 4 for <applet>.
(But in the DTD there is no mention of "deprecated" for
<applet>, as well as for some other stuff that was deprecated
in HTML 4.)

And in XHTML 1.1 <applet> seems to have been de-deprecated,
without any explanation. The specs say that all deprecated
elements in HTML 4 are gone - but <applet> is still there
as an element distinct from <object>.

And furthermore all the other deprecated elements are there
too! In an special module for "legacy elements". Weird!

I'm confused. Could anyone explain what's going on, or
point me to documents that can.

Has the notion "deprecated" perhaps been deprecated...

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                         Bertilo Wennergren
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Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 11:40:24 GMT

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