We have an internal discussion forum at USGS where many of the developers from across the organization discuss web related issues, templates, etc. Today someone posted a topic on HTML and the transition from XHTML (since that’s what many people were told to do years ago). However, as I was offering some information on HTML 5 that I’ve read so far, I was surprised to see a list of removed elements in HTML 5…one of which I’m wondering might be a show stopper for some Government sites…the <noscript> tag.
Just for your pleasure here is a list of no longer supported tags in HTML 5 (courtesy of this About.com article)
Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency.