[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Sep 30 12:17:04 UTC 2015


On 30 September 2015 at 09:07, Florian Schmaus <flo at geekplace.eu> wrote:

> Can you deprecate something without having an equal powerful alternative
> at hand?
>

>From a general standpoint, yes.

Simplifying and removing unused use-cases seems perfectly fine.

There are specific questions about whether there are important use-cases
enabled by Privacy Lists which are unavailable via '191 and '186; but there
is no general principle that every feature of a deprecated protocol must be
available in its successor(s), nor that there even are successors.

Also, deprecating a protocol doesn't mean you're not allowed to implement
or use it. Just that it shouldn't be expected anymore.

Dave.
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