Posted on May 21, 2010
Tips for HTML5, part 3: Tags we won’t see anymore
Continuing with this series of brief posts about the future of HTML (and what our students will need to know about it), I’m going to mention a few of the HTML tags that will be going away — no longer supported — with HTML5.
For a very attractive and clearly organized “cheat sheet” for HTML5 tags, see this one by Antonio Lupetti.
No big loss — most people have not been using any of those tags for several years already.
Odd that <b> (bold) and <i> (italic) are staying while <u> (underline) is going. CSS is a better choice for all of these. The same goes for <s> (strike-through).
Instead of <tt>, most people would use <pre> or <code> (both of which are staying).
Although all the old frames tags are going, the newer <iframe> is staying. (If you’re not familiar with how to use it, see the W3schools page about the <iframe> tag.)
For related posts, check out the “code” category here in this blog.