I’m pretty sure that the Brian Daley novels were still considered canon in the 90’s. I have a PDF copy of a WEG book called “Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook” from 1993. The Corporate Sector was almost exclusively in the Han Solo Adventures.
Also according to Wookieepedia most of the Marvel comics still counts as canon, although with a few tweaks here and there. Which suits me fine, as some of the early Marvel content is surprisingly good.
I’m not saying that the Daley, Neil, Marvel, etc. books weren’t considered canon in the EU, just that they didn’t rely on the WEG books for info.
As an aside, though, I’ll just say I hate that the Marvel comics were later considered part of the EU; seeing those great stories forced into the EU’s unworthy joke of a continuity was extremely distasteful to me.
I really wish Wookieepedia had a pre-PT “Legends” section. It’s hard to keep track of all the old WEG Sourcebooks, and the Galaxy Guide books are mostly just over-glorified SW dictionaries.
Agreed. It’s annoying trying to find info on a particular person, place, or thing from the early EU only to find post-PT revisions mixed in with the old info.