What is: Deprecated?

Code that has been superseded by more efficient or accessible alternatives is described as deprecated.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) reviews and approves additions to the HTML standard (among others). At the same time as new revisions are released, earlier code elements may be formally ‘frowned-upon‘ (deprecated).


An example of a commonly-used element that has been deprecated with the introduction of HTML standard 5.0 is the font element (used to set HTML text size);


<font size="2">sample</font> (RIP)


The W3C recommendation is to use stylesheets, rather than the font element, to set text size.

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My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 10 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.