Crownpeak (Retired)

Do not use deprecated tags or attributes

Why is this important?

Older HTML tags and attributes that have been superseded by other more functional or flexible alternatives (whether in HTML or CSS ). Such superseded are declared as deprecated in HTML by the W3C - the consortium that sets the HTML standards. Browsers should continue to support deprecated tags and attributes, but eventually these tags are likely to become obsolete and so future support cannot be guaranteed.


How can I resolve this issue?

Replace the deprecated tag with a valid HTML tag.

What topics do this checkpoint affect?

  • Accessibility (WCAG 2 Level A, 4.1.1)
  • Usability

Can you explain how this checkpoint works?


List of deprecated elements

DQM will flag any of the following deprecated tags as errors in your website code:

  • DIR
  • FONT
  • MENU
  • U

List of deprecated attributes

DQM will flag any of the following deprecated attributes as errors in they are contained in the tags specified.
Tag Attribute
BODY alink, background, bgcolor, link, text, vlink
BR clear
DIV align
DL compact
HTML version
IFRAME align
IMG align, border, hspace, vspace
INPUT align
H1 align
H2 align
H3 align
H4 align
H5 align
H6 align
HR align, noshade, size, width
LEGEND align
LI type, value
OBJECT align, border, hspace, vspace
OL compact
P align
PRE width
SCRIPT language
TABLE align, bgcolor
TD bgcolor, height, nowrap, width
TH bgcolor, height, nowrap, width
TR bgcolor
U align
UL compact, type


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