New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

what are they teaching me that's deprecated?

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#1 -=m0n1k3r=-   User is offline

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New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

It was brought to my attention through posts in "The Amazing Web Page" that much of the HTML code I have gotten used to using is deprecated. If anyone happens to know which tags are obsolete now and what they have been replaced with, please let me know so I won't be stuck in the past.

I learned most of what I know from w3schools and the rest I picked up from looking at page sources and playing around with code bits.

- Thanks in advance!

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Re: New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

I disagree that W3Schools is outdated. They have some older standards there, yes, but they are valid standards. Plus they have HTML5 references and some great standards tests. Honestly it's still a reference I use today. Actually, HTML hasn't really changed much, it's more the ways that we implement the code that have changed over the years.
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Re: New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:19 PM

So then what are some older things that are deprecated like <font> and <center> or are these deprecations due to advancements in CSS?
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Re: New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:44 AM

Here are some depreciated elements:http://www.codehelp....deprecated.html

I have to agree the W3Schools is not outdated. More often than not, the page text tells you if an element is depreciated (such as: <applet> -- between the heading and the example box) and if they are not necessary depreciated, but no longer generally used (such as: <b> -- under Definition and Usage).

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Re: New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:18 PM

View Post-=m0n1k3r=-, on 19 February 2010 - 11:19 PM, said:

So then what are some older things that are deprecated like <font> and <center> or are these deprecations due to advancements in CSS?

This is still valid HTML. It can be enhanced using css, but it's certainly valid HTML.
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Re: New to HTML and w3schools are outdated

Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 21 February 2010 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Post-=m0n1k3r=-, on 19 February 2010 - 11:19 PM, said:

So then what are some older things that are deprecated like <font> and <center> or are these deprecations due to advancements in CSS?

This is still valid HTML. It can be enhanced using css, but it's certainly valid HTML.


Valid if you aren't validating against HTML4. Seriously, people, it's only been around for a decade. :P

The vast majority of web pages conform to HTML 4.0, often via XHTML. These standards are ancient, but still valid. If you're using something before even that, try a validator and join the current century.

Most of w3schools hasn't changed in a while, because w3c moves slower than molasses on an ice flow. It is certainly up to date.
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