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Re: Retiring Obsolete CSS Notes

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 15:36:03 +0900
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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To: Fuqiao Xue <xfq@w3.org>


> On Sep 7, 2018, at 13:16, Fuqiao Xue <xfq@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> On 2018-09-06 23:49, Florian Rivoal wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> PLH and I were talking about obsoleting and superseding stuff, and I
>> checked the status on the CSS-WG's Notes.
>> https://www.w3.org/TR/?tag=css&status=note
>> One that I was surprised to find there is the CSS  Profile
>> (https://www.w3.org/TR/css-print/). I thought we had retired it, along
>> with all other profiles, which are indeed no longer showing in that
>> index page.
>> I have not yet been able to locate the resolution where we decided to
>> do so, but the text in the 2018 CSS Snapshot ED (still pending
>> publication, sorry for procrastinating) agrees with my memory:
>>> 2.2. CSS Profiles
>>> Not all implementations will implement all functionality defined in CSS.
>>> In the past, the Working Group published a few Profiles, which were meant to define the minimal subset of CSS that various classes of User Agents were expected to support.
>>> This effort has been discontinued, as the Working Group was not finding it effective or useful, and the profiles previously defined are now unmaintained.
>> Did we carve out an exception that I'm failing to remember for the
>> Print Profile, or did it just slip through the cracks where we retired
>> the others?
>> Speaking of which, I'll note that other profiles
>> (https://www.w3.org/TR/css-mobile/ & https://www.w3.org/TR/css-tv/)
>> while correctly missing from the TR index page, do not carry any
>> indication inside the document that they are obsolete either.
>> Regardless of what happened previous, I think all 3 profiles should be
>> fully obsoleted.
> 
> From the minutes[1] I guess it slipped through the cracks. All three specs' ED has obsoletion notes, but css-print's TR version does not have an obsoletion note.
> Moreover, in the "current work" page[2], CSS Print Profile is listed as "ComĀ­pleted" rather than "Abandoned".

Seems to me that https://drafts.csswg.org/css-tv/ 's ED is also lacking the obsoletion notice. So we should add it, republish all 3 on TR to get the notice there, mark the Print Profile as Abandonned on the current work page, and exclude it from the TR index page.




> 
> [1] https://logs.csswg.org/irc.w3.org/css/2017-02-08/#e771462
> [2] https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work.en.html
> 
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