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w3m-external-view-this-url obsolete?

I noticed that in my refresh of CVS version of emacs-w3m that the M key is now remapped to some function that does not open up the URL in an external browser.  From reading the changelog it looks like this was intentional, so I went hunting for the function that I could use to map M back to so that it opens up the URL at point (or the current pages URL) into the external browser. I found this:

(make-obsolete 'w3m-external-view-this-url 'w3m-view-url-with-browse-url
(defun w3m-external-view-this-url ()
  "Launch the external browser and display the link an point."
  (let ((url (w3m-url-valid (or (w3m-anchor) (w3m-image)))))
    (if url
    (w3m-external-view url)
      (w3m-message "No URL at point"))))

That is marked as obsolete via make-obsolete.  If I remap M to point to w3m-external-view-this-url, will it break in the future? I interpret "obsolete" to mean that it will get removed in the future.