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Re: CSS1 is obsolete

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:26:32 +0100
Message-ID: <7276232750.20030228152632@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Friday, February 28, 2003, 9:49:26 AM, Etan wrote:


EW> Chris Lilley wrote to <www-styl@w3.org> on 2003-02-27 09:36 in "Re: CSS1 is
EW> obsolete" (<mid:71233171.20030227183632@w3.org>):

>> IH> Is HTML 3.2 "deprecated, [obsolete], or historical"?
>> 
>> No, but it should be and I would like to see [it] demoted from a
>> Recommendation.

EW> A quick read of the W3C Process document reveals that this cannot be done as
EW> such [REC]:

EW>     In this version of the Process Document, there are no
EW>     maturity level changes after Recommendation; a technical
EW>     report remains a Recommendation indefinitely.

A change to the process is nevertheless possible, and I have been
discussing such a change. This would seem cleaner than producing, for
example, an empty or near empty 'Recommendation' that says

This doctype shall not be used.

or similar.

EW> The Working Group could use CSS3 modules to retire levels 1 and 2 or could
EW> issue dedicated retirement Reccomendations. The process for producing such
EW> retirement Recommendations is as for any other Recommendation [TR], so I
EW> believe and support Chris when he writes that the deprecation is the
EW> responsibility of the Working Group.

Thanks.


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