Re: Is BGCOLOR deprecated?

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 10:46:15 -0400 ()


Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 10:46:15 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: eva <eva@algonet.se>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Is BGCOLOR deprecated?
In-Reply-To: <199707231154.HAA23594@www10.w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970724104048.-441655G-100000@hazel.w3.org>

On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, eva wrote:

> Bgcolor is not on the list of deprecated BODY attributes yet
> present in the "Deprecated Example".  (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.) 

As a presentational feature, bgcolor is only recommended for
use with user agents that don't support style sheets. We will
reword the spec to make this clearer.

> Also, there is no mention of deprecated elements in the DTD.
> Any special reason? 

We would like to provide two versions of the DTD, one with
all the transitional features and one without.

Regards,

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