On xlink:href being deprecated in SVG

A reader wrote in to tell me we should update our articles about SVG elements. The attribute we always use for them, xlink:href, is deprecated. Indeed, MDN says:
That’s pretty strong language, hence the reader’s warning. This is a bit surprising to me, as the SVG 2 thing got a little weird. It looks like it did become a Candidate Recommendation though.

<!– This is old –>
<use xlink:href=”#whatever" />
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