Author: Claire Broadley

Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML enthusiast. She writes for HTML.com and runs a content agency, Red Robot Media.
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  • <table summary="">

    The summary attribute of <table> was designed to support non-visual HTML readers, such as screen readers. It is deprecated in… Read More...
  • <meta name="">

    Provides a context for the value in the contents attribute of a <meta> element.
  • <select language="">

    The language attribute of <select> is not valid HTML. Instead, use <script> with a valid type attribute. Claire Broadley Claire… Read More...
  • <plaintext> HTML Tag

    The <plaintext> element was used to render HTML code as plain text. Since everything after the opening tag was rendered as plain text, there was no closing <plaintext> tag. This element is obsolete and should not be used. Instead, use the <code> or <pre> elements.
  • <multicol> HTML Tag

    The <multicol> element was an experimental feature, now deprecated, that was used to create a newspaper-style layout for text content. The modern CSS columns property can be used to create the same effect.
  • <pre> HTML Tag

    The <pre> element is used to identify text that should be rendered with all line breaks and spaces intact. It is often used to preserve indenting and line breaks when displaying code blocks.
  • <multicol cols="">

    The <multicol> element is deprecated, and should not be used. Claire Broadley Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML… Read More...
  • <s> HTML Tag

    The <s> element is used to identify text that is no longer accurate or relevant. It is similar to, but semantically distinct from, the <del> element which is used to identify document edits. By default, browsers render the contents of an <s> element with a strikethrough.
  • <small> HTML Tag

    The <small> element identifies text to display one size smaller than the surrounding text. In HTML5 the element is intended to be used to identify items of secondary importance such as copyright notices, side comments, and legal notices.
  • <multicol gutter="">

    The <multicol> element is deprecated, and should not be used. Claire Broadley Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML… Read More...
  • <samp> HTML Tag

    The <samp> element is used to identify text that should be interpreted as sample output from a computer program. By default, browser render <samp> element contents in a monospace font.
  • <sound> HTML Tag

    The <sound> element was used in the Mosaic browser to add sound files to HTML documents. It was never formally adopted in an HTML standard and has no support among modern browsers. Instead, use the modern HTML5 element <audio>.
  • <multicol width="">

    The <multicol> element is deprecated, and should not be used. Claire Broadley Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML… Read More...
  • <script> HTML Tag

    The <script> element contains code written in a programming language other than HTML or specifies the location of an external script resource. It is most commonly used to add JavaScript and jQuery to webpages either directly or by linking to external .js files.
  • <spacer> HTML Tag

    The <spacer> element was used to add whitespace to web pages by replicating the effect of adding a small image to web page of the same color as the background color of the web page. This element is obsolete. Use modern CSS equivalents to add space between elements of a web page.
  • <link href="">

    Describes the relationship between the source file and an external file, such as a script.
  • <nobr> HTML Tag

    The <nobr> element identifies text that should not be allowed to break into multiple lines which can force users to scroll horizontally to view the content. This element is obsolete and should be used.
  • <link title="">

    Assigns a name to different linked resources so that users can choose between them.
  • <noembed> HTML Tag

    The <noembed> element was conceived as a way to provide fallback content to users whose browsers did not support the <embed> element. In HTML 4.02 <noembed> was deprecated in favor of <object> to provide fallback content.
  • <spacer align="">

    Do not use. The <spacer> element is obsolete in HTML5. Claire Broadley Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML… Read More...