We're upgrading from Tridion 2011 to Web 8.5. We've noticed that on the 2011 system we need to declare
<Item typeMapping="Query" .../> in order to have our queries work. On the Web 8 system it appears to work fine without it.
I can imagine that this configuration option was eventually seen as unnecessary (who wouldn't want queries?)
Has this been removed? Is it safe to proceed without it?