Re: Is BGCOLOR deprecated?

Arnaud Le Hors (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 14:46:41 +0200

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 14:46:41 +0200
From: Arnaud Le Hors <>
To: eva <>
Subject: Re: Is BGCOLOR deprecated?

eva wrote:
> Bgcolor is not on the list of deprecated BODY attributes yet present in the
> "Deprecated Example".
Yes bgcolor is deprecated. I'll fix the spec.

> (Even though both background and bgcolor can be declared by one CSS-property
> they are nonetheless two different HTML attributes and should therefore, IMHO,
> both appear on said list.)
> Also, there is no mention of deprecated elements in the DTD. Any special
> reason?

We plan to release a separate DTD in which none of the deprecated
attributes and elements will be. We chose to do this instead of using
marked section in order to make the DTD simpler.