The listed guidelines are accurate
Keep in mind, though, that most feats remain available unless the game says they're not. But, like any feat, just because a feat's available doesn't make it useful. (Corrupted Wild Shape (Libris Mortis 25), I'm looking at you.)
To put a finer point on it, the Dragon #336 Sage Advice column “Official Answers to Your Questions” includes this exchange:
Question: Both Complete Arcane and Player's Guide to Faerûn include a feat named Innate Spell, but the prerequisites and uses per day differ. Which version is correct?
Answer: Unless stated otherwise, any time that a rule appears in two different sourcebooks (other than the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual), the most current sourcebook is considered correct and all previous sources are superseded. A book's credits page lists its publication date (typically near the bottom of the page).
In this case, Complete Arcane (published in November 2004) supersedes Player's Guide to Faerûn (published in March 2004), and thus its version of Innate Spell should be considered the official version. (41-2)
The Sage at the time was Andy Collins. This exchange is repeated nearly verbatim in the D&D Frequently Asked Questions (95).
"How can I tell if I'm using the right version of a feat?"
First, the right version of the feat is whatever the DM allows. You don't have to worry about, like, making sure the page number of the latest version of the feat is accurate if the DM says, "Yeah, sure, you can take Quicken Spell-like Ability" (which was reprinted about nine times). Close enough is probably good enough. Most feats don't change that much upon their reprinting.
Then there's the D&D Archives Web column "Rules Reference: Feats, Prestige Classes, and Spells" which lists the Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition feats and other things that have (and, in some cases, haven't) been revised for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5. That's a good place to start. However, The column doesn't cover any texts published after Sept. 2005 (it was last updated Oct. 1, 2005), which means that list excludes, like, over 20 texts.
After that, legally, a player digs through books and other sources, making sure what he want's not reprinted later. I kid you not. In a perfect would, there'd be a legal Web site that compiled all (or, at least, a lot) of this information for players. Then a player could search for a feat or whatever, check the search results to find the latest publication in which a feat appears, and use that version of the feat, confident he's using the official version of the feat. Wouldn't that be nice?
Some research is already done
Here are the feats that I'm pretty sure can't be taken. They're either deleted or deleted and replaced by a feat with a different name that does something totally different (unlike, for example, the feat Diehard (PH 93), which replaces the feat Remain Conscious (MW 25) yet does the same thing and is an official replacement):
- Ambidexterity (PH (2000) 80).
- Artist (Oriental Adventures 61). Note: Still available is the feat Artist (PG 33).
- Beast Companion (Epic Level Handbook 51). Note: Use instead Magical Beast Companion (SRD section “Epic Feats”).
- Born Duelist (OA 61). Note: The Dragon #318 article “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor” (32-48) deletes and replaces this feat.
- Courteous Magocracy (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 34).
- Epic Ancestral Daisho (Epic Insights Web column “Epic Insights: A Compilation and Revision of the Epic Insights Column through July 2003” 39)
- Epic Psychic Meditation (Epic Insights Web column “Epic Insights: A Compilation and Revision of the Epic Insights Column through July 2003” 54)
- Great Stamina (OA 63). Note: The Dragon #318 article “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor” (32-48) deletes and replaces this feat.
- Honest Merchant (OA 63). Note: The Dragon #318 article “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor” (32-48) deletes and replaces this feat. It was replaced, amusingly, with the feat Infamous Traitor (Dragon #318 39).
- Intense Psychic Meditation (Expanding Your Mind Web column “Chance Favors the Prepared Mind: An Inside Look at Psychic Meditation”).
- Multidexterity (Monsters of Faerûn 9).
- Soul of Sincerity (OA 66). Note: The Dragon #318 article “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor” (32-48) deletes and replaces this feat.
- Spell Specialization (Tome and Blood 42).
The parentheticals above are the feat's last publication; the feat might've been published elsewhere prior. (For example, the feat Multidexterity originally appeared in Masters of the Wild.)
Psionics Handbook-style psionic combat feats
While not removed from the game, all of the feats dealing with Psionics Handbook-era psionic combat are likely useless to a creature in a campaign that uses for its psionics rules the Expanded Psionics Handbook. I'm thinking a creature could probably still take them, but a scenario in which a creature would is so convoluted it hurts. ("Pun-Pun has run out of psionic feats! O, wait, here are some!") These feats include the following:
- Bonus Mode (Expanding Your Mind Web column “Alter Your Basic Psionic Combat”).
- Disarm Mind (Psionics Hanbook 25).
- Greater Psionic Combat Buffer (Expanding Your Mind Web column “The Battle of the Mind (Three New Feats and a Psionic Item)”).
- Mental Adversary (Psionics Handbook 27).
- Mind Blind (Dragon #287 55).
- Mind Trap (Psionics Handbook 27).
- Psionic Combat Buffer (Expanding Your Mind Web column “The Battle of the Mind (Three New Feats and a Psionic Item)”).
- Psychic Assault (Expanding Your Mind Web column “The Battle of the Mind (Three New Feats and a Psionic Item)”).
- Psychic Bastion (Psionics Handbook 28).
- Quicken Mode (Expanding Your Mind Web column “Alter Your Basic Psionic Combat”).
- Resculpt Mind (Dragon #287 55, 56).
(With DM permission, even a creature in a campaign that uses for its psionics rules the Expanded Psionics Handbook can access Psionics Handbook 0-level powers by taking the feat Trade-off, opening up some otherwise closed-off feat options.)
Everything else should be available. A lot of it, again, won't be very good, and you might have to search for the most recent version, but it's all on the table. For example, if you want your warforged to take—instead of Mithral Body (Races of Eberron 119-20)—the feat Mithral-laced Body (Dragon #318 88) because he kicks it old school Eberron style, technically, it can. Heck, if, because of flaws or whatever, you want that warforged to take both those feats (although that's pointless and weird), it can. With the DM's permission, of course.