Using Web Standards in your Web Pages:Summary of Changes

This section outlines all of the element and practice updates described in this article. For a complete discussion of these items, see the sections in which they are described.

Proprietary or Deprecated Feature W3C Feature or Recommended Replacement
deprecated FONT HTML 4.01 SPAN plus
CSS1 color: ; font-family: ; font-size: ;
deprecated CENTER or align="center" CSS1 text-align: center; for in-line elements like text or image
deprecated CENTER or align="center" CSS1 margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;
for block-level elements
deprecated bgcolor CSS1 background-color: ;
non-standard EMBED HTML 4.01 OBJECT
deprecated APPLET HTML 4.01 OBJECT
non-standard MARQUEE HTML 4.01 DIV plus scripting
non-standard BGSOUND HTML 4.01 OBJECT
Proprietary or Deprecated Feature W3C Feature or Recommended Replacement
IE5+

id_attribute_value
document.all.id_attribute_value

document.all[id_attribute_value]
DOM level 2:
document.getElementById(id_attribute_value)
IE5+ FormName.InputName.value DOM level 1:

document.forms["FormName"].InputName.value

IE5+ InputName.value DOM level 1:

document.forms["FormName"].InputName.value

IE5+ FormCtrlName DOM level 1:

document.forms["FormName"].FormCtrlName

IE5+ document.forms(0) DOM level 1:

document.forms[0]

IE ElemRef.innerText DOM Level 1 (Core) interface

We could introduce DOM 3 Core textContent attribute here which is supported by Mozilla 1.5+ and is a perfect equivalent to innerText. http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-DOM-Le...e3-textContent

IE5+ ElemRef.style.pixelTop DOM level 2: parseInt(ElemRef.style.top, 10)
IE5+ ElemRef.style.pixelLeft = x; ElemRef.style.pixelTop = y; DOM level 2: ElemRef.style.left = x + "px"; ElemRef.style.top = y + "px";
IE5+ new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") new XMLHttpRequest()
Proprietary or Deprecated Feature W3C Feature or Recommended Replacement

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