Attributes Dropped From HTML 5

There are a number of attributes that HTML 5 drops from the standard. This is not a complete list of all the attributes dropped from every single tag but rather is a list of those that are applicable to a number of different tags or which have a particular significance.

While some of these removals make sense tere is no really compelling reason as to why those options specifically need to be removed particularly since those being removed due to lack of browser support do not have any alternative method that browsers do support to apply the equivalent. I suppose thereason for removing those is to ensure that a solution when browser do make one available is done in the more appropriate way. The removal of some of the others is just plain stupid and just demonstrates that those who have made the decision do not understand properly what the purpose of those attributes is.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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