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Re: remedy for click event

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 03:31:06 -0700
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-id: <8F412628-9B61-40D6-B393-B0BD703E6C45@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Sep 20, 2009, at 1:39 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 02:07:10 +0200, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>  
> wrote:
>> For reasons I've already stated, I respectfully disagree with your  
>> interpretation of "deprecated", and I don't intend to apply it in  
>> the case of DOM3 Events.  While I am writing the spec for both  
>> authors and implementers, the implications of deprecation most  
>> directly impact implementers.  I already use the term "deprecated"  
>> in what I see as a specific and pragmatic approach throughout the  
>> spec, and unless I hear from implementers that they disagree with  
>> that use, I'm not going to change it.
> 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.

"User agents should continue to support deprecated elements for  
reasons of backward compatibility."

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