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Deprecated

Summary

The <center> element center-aligns text in an HTML page. The element is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS instead.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

This page exists for a history lesson only. The <center> element has been removed from the specification. It is advised to use CSS instead; the properties text-align and margin may be a good place to start.


Compatibility

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Examples

This example uses the <center> element to center text on a page.

HTML

<center>This text appears centered on the page.</center>

This example uses the CSS property text-align to center the content of a <div>.

HTML

<div style="text-align: center">This text appears centered on the page</div>

Usage

Do not use this element anymore.


Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 W3C Recommendation deprecated

Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]