Definitions for "Deprecated"
Within the context of the HTML DTDs, a deprecated term is one whose use is no longer recommended, but which is still supported for backward compatibility.
A deprecated element or attribute is one that has been outdated by newer constructs. Deprecated elements are defined in the reference manual in appropriate locations- but are clearly marked as deprecated may become obsolete in future versions of HTML.
Refers to tags that have been superceded by other tags or attributes in later versions of the HTML specifications.
In the process of being phased out (see Deprecation on Wikiepedia (