I recently upgraded to Java 7 and I thought that I'd take a look at the JavaDoc for the HTMLEditorKit to see what version of HTML is supported using Java 7.
The Java 6 API only supported HTML version 3.2 which I though sounded very backward. Now, I've just read that the Java 7 API now supports HTML version 3.2 still and is "working on migrating to HTML 4.0".
m Korbel wrote:- very funny, interesting is that depreciated (long timed from Java1.3/4) methods still arent't removed
Nor will they be removed. Sun never removed any deprecated methods / classes because it could break old code. Oracle have adopted that way of thinking.
As much as I hate to see cluttered code and documentation that is caused by leaving deprecated methods in the API, I believe that it's probably for the best.
I mentor computer science students using Python, and there are so many incompatibilities between Python 2 and Python 3 it's ridiculous. Python 3 is supposed to be an improvement (which it is) but it just causes so much confusion because the developers of Python made so many incompatibilities between Python 2 and Python3.