Re: Deprecated - is it a word?

Subject: Re: Deprecated - is it a word?
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 10:08:45 -0500

John Cornellier wrote:

Hi, I'm in the UK, and I was about to write in some release notes that a given feature was "deprecated". Someone said "Americans don't use this word". Can any of you left-ponders confirm or deny this, and if the former, what is the alternative? I'm sceptical as it gets 21 million returns in Google and has a lengthy entry in Wikipedia.

If you do any work on the Internet, i.e., building websites using HTML, you encounter tags that are deprecated, especially when you move from older versions of HTML that did not use Cascading Style Sheets to newer versions that do. Many older command (tags) that were used to define the page layout were deprecated (dropped) and replaced with tags used in the CSS for the site.

It's not a common word and I've heard it mispronounced as "depreciated," which in a sense is what happens to the older tags. Nobody appreciates them anymore.


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