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Chapter 21. Formatting: The Old Way

Chapter 21. Formatting: The Old Way

Back in the days when CSS was still poorly supported by most browsers, most folks controlled the appearance of the text in their Web pages with HTML elements. Partly due to the browser wars—and the balkanization of the Web that ensued—and partly because of the push towards CSS and XHTML, the W3C decided to deprecate a number of formatting elements, that is, to mark them for eventual removal from the standard (X)HTML specifications.

Still, it has been a bit like locking the chicken coop after the fox has gotten inside; most of the pages on the Web today already use one or more of the deprecated tags. While CSS is more powerful, more efficient, and easier to update, for most people, (X)HTML is still easier to understand and is often easier to use as well. Further, while CSS support has increased dramatically, it still doesn’t rival the universal support enjoyed by almost all (X)HTML tags.


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