Author: Claire Broadley

Claire is seasoned technical writer, editor, and HTML enthusiast. She writes for and runs a content agency, Red Robot Media.
  • <p clear=””>

    Was used to force a paragraph to appear below sibling elements rather than next to sibling elements within a parent element.
  • <listing> HTML Tag

    The <listing> element was intended as a way to render HTML code on a page. It was never properly supported, and is now deprecated. Using <listing> will almost certainly result in unexpected results. Instead, use <code>, or place the content in a <div> with the appropriate CSS styling.
  • <script defer>

    The defer element of <script> allows a script to load, but pauses the execution of the script until the page… Read More...
  • <param> HTML Tag

    The <param> element is used to specify the parameters that apply to plugin-powered content embedded with an <object> element.
  • <table rules=””>

    Was used to specify the display of internal borders between rows and colums. This attribute has been deprecated. Use CSS to style table borders instead.
  • <map> HTML Tag

    The <map> element is used in conjunction with one or more <area> elements to define hyperlinked regions of an image map.
  • <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 This element is obsolete and should be used.
  • <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.
  • <script for=””>

    The for attribute of <script> was only supported by Internet Explorer, and is therefore non-standard. We do not recommend its… Read More...
  • <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.
  • <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>.
  • <menu> HTML Tag

    The <menu> element defines an instance of a menu. This experimental HTML feature has very limited browser support, but may soon be an effective way to add menu items to context menus and to create interactive web application menus.
  • <select> HTML Tag

    The <select> element, used along with one or more <option> elements, creates a drop-down list of options for a web form. The <select> element creates the list and each <option> element is displayed as an available option in the list.
  • <ol> HTML Tag

    The <ol> element is used to create an ordered list. An ordered list is created by nesting one or more <li> elements between the opening and closing <ol> tags.
  • <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.
  • <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.
  • <meta> HTML Tag

    The <meta> element is used to add machine-readable information to an HTML document. Information added with the <meta> tag is not displayed to website visitors but is provided for use by browsers and web crawlers.