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Deprecated HTML5 Tags and Attributes

Older HTML tags and attributes that have been superseded by other more functional or flexible alternatives (whether as HTML or as CSS ) are declared as deprecated in HTML5 by the W3C. Browsers should continue to support deprecated tags and attributes, but eventually these tags are likely to become obsolete and so future support cannot be guaranteed.

Deprecated Tags

Tags (Elements)Description
<acronym>Defines an acronym
<applet>Defines an applet
<basefont>Defines an base font for the page.
<big>Defines big text
<center>Defines centered text
<dir>Defines a directory list
<font>Defines text font, size, and color
<frame>Defines a frame
<frameset>Defines a set of frames
<isindex>Defines a single-line input field
<noframes>Defines a noframe section
<s>Defines strikethrough text
<strike>Defines strikethrough text
<tt>Defines teletype text
<u>Defines underlined text

Deprecated Attributes

Removed AttributesFrom the Elements
revlink, a
charsetlink and a
shapea
coordsa
longdescimg and iframe.
targetlink
nohrefarea
profilehead
versionhtml
nameimg
schememeta
archiveobject
classidobject
codebaseobject
codetypeobject
declareobject
standbyobject
valuetypeparam
typeparam
axistd and t
abbrtd and t
scopetd
aligncaption, iframe, img, input, object, legend, table, hr, div, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, col, colgroup, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead and tr.
alinkbody
linkbody
vlinkbody
textbody
backgroundbody
bgcolortable, tr, td, th and body.
bordertable and object.
cellpaddingtable
cellspacingtable
charcol, colgroup, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead and tr.
charoffcol, colgroup, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead and tr.
clearbr
compactdl, menu, ol and ul.
frametable
compactdl, menu, ol and ul.
frametable
frameborderiframe
hspaceimg and object.
vspaceimg and object.
marginheightiframe
marginwidthiframe
noshadehr
nowraptd and th
rulestable
scrollingiframe
sizehr
typeli, ol and ul.
valigncol, colgroup, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead and tr
widthhr, table, td, th, col, colgroup and pre.
 
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