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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: xml-forrest/src/documentation/content/xdocs primer.xml
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:46:59 GMT
On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 04:30:17PM +0200, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> 
> Steven Noels wrote, On 30/04/2003 16.20:
> >On 30/04/2003 16:15 Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> >
> >> 4 - then deprecate document dtd
> >
> >
> >Help. Poor old-fashioned me! :-)
> >
> >Seriously: is depreciation needed? If we use XHTML2 as the contract for 
> >skinning, a simple doc2xhtml.xsl might suffice to _support_ them instead 
> >of deprecating them.
> 
> Yes, that's what I mean ;-)
> 
> It would be exactly like the @deprecated tags in Java... "don't use it, 
> we will remove it"... someday... in the far future... eventually...

Well there's no harm in keeping support for old doc formats is there?
DTDs aren't like code, where keeping deprecated stuff bloats the codebase
and actively harms readability.  I'd like to think we'll be supporting
doc-v11 (and v10) for as long as Forrest exists.


--Jeff

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> Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
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>    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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