Deprecated HTML Tags

What does "deprecated" mean?

Generally, "deprecated" means something disapproved. In IT, deprecated elements are those elements that are allowed, but not recommended and are being replaced by newer ones. So, a "deprecated code" means that it is not recommended to use as there is a better alternative in that software to use instead.

Deprecated HTML Tag List

<acronym> Tells the browser that the characters it contains are an acronym or abbreviation. <abbr>
<applet> Defines embedded Java applet. <object>
<basefont> Specifies the default font size and color of the text. It can be used several times inside the <head> or <body> tags.
<big> Increases the font size by one conventional unit. CSS styles
<blink> Creates an enclosed text, which flashes slowly. animation
<center> Aligns the content to the centre. text-align
<dir> Defines a list of directory titles. <ul>; list-style
<embed> Used as a container for external applications, multimedia and interactive content that the browser doesn’t understand. <object>
<font> Defines the font characteristics. CSS styles
<frame> Defines a specific window, a frame, where we can load another web page. <iframe>
<frameset> Defines the structure of a frame, the number of columns and rows, and how many percent/pixels it will occupy in a frame.
<isindex> Displays search strings in the current document. <form>
<noframes> Contains an alternate text to be displayed in browsers that do not support frames.
<marquee> Creates a scrolling text or an image. animation, transform
<menu> Defines where to open the link. <ul>
<plaintext> Tells the browser, that its content must be displayed as ordinary text without formatting. <pre>
<s> Defines a text, which is not relevant anymore. text-decoration
<strike> Defines the strikethrough text. <del>, <s>, CSS styles
<tt> Defines text to be displayed in monospace or fixed-width font as it would appear on a teletype or typewriter. font-family, <kbd>, <code>, <samp>
<u> In HTML 4.01 specifies an underlined text. HTML 5, specifies the text that is stylistically different from normal text. text-decoration

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