Definitions

Is there a third category? "Ignored" for fields and parameters that are simply ignored.

 

Key Questions

(The following apply to both fields and parameters.)

Recommendations

Deprecate the field if the following conditions are met:

Recommendation for deprecation: remove after 2 releases or 1 year, whichever comes first.

 

If these conditions are not met, remove the field.

The table below shows all permutations of the key questions:

Intentionally
available?
Publicly
available?
Significant use
by test system?
Is field
operational?
Recommendation
?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Remove

?

?

?

?

Remove

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Remove

?

?

?

?

Deprecate

?

?

?

?

Remove