deprecated elements in (X)HTML strict (Design/Themes)

by Auge, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 19:25 (4096 days ago) @ Alfie


What I'm just wondering: isn't <small> a non-semantic tag like <b> and <i>?

Yes it is.

No it isn't. :-D (SCNR)

Ohh doch: Yes it is.

The continuance of these elements in the standards may be reasonable, but their non semanticness stays as a fact.

In most cases results of [some code] will look very similar at the client, but the HTML is simply larger.

The separation between structure (HTML) and layout (CSS) may cause a larger source code (HTML and CSS) in consequence, but both codes are maintanable in a better way.

A nice historical overview by Tim Tepaße at Jeena's Blog is based on his post in the SELFHTML-Forum in 2005. Great to read (sorry folks, German only).

truly nice :-)

... but what does he say? he spokes about the history (HTML 2, 3.2, 4, XHTML 1) and about a overhauled future (XHTML 1.1, XHTML 2 vs. HTML 5). This future is not only overhauled, it is far far away from a satisfying implementation in the browsers (something similar with CSS 3, but that's another story).

Tschö, Auge

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