Replaced Elements in HTML: Myths and Realities

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Some HTML elements have always caused headaches for front-end developers everywhere, like iframes, applets, embedded objects or form controls. One could never have complete control over their display, because they look different from one browser to another, from one OS to another. Countless libraries and frameworks created replacements, from jQueryUI to Bootstrap, and many more. But have you ever wondered why those elements behave the way they do? Some voices (including a few well-known websites) will point their finger to a fairly obscure definition from W3C, namely the one concerning replaced elements. But are they 100% right? This is the…
Replaced Elements in HTML: Myths and Realities