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I'm really very old,
Nowadays rarely used,
Replaced by animals
Of a feminine variety.

Give me more space,
And I'm in Asturian,
Or in some webpages
Of an HTML variety.

What am I?

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Thou art

DOTH

nowadays replaced by

DOES.

With more space you might be

DOT-H (ḥ, used in the Asturian language)

or

"dot h" (.h, perhaps as a substring of ".html" -- I don't recall seeing "h" on its own used as an extension for HTML files).

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct. To your comment in the last spoilertag: indeed I meant the thing appears in those webpages, not as a thing by itself. $\endgroup$ Jul 30 at 13:45
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    $\begingroup$ I would say that there's a difference between appearing webpages and appearing in names of webpages... $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jul 31 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ I got the first 3 right away but struggled to find it in a webpage. In retrospect it is right there as a substring in the href attributes in many pages. Very clever and tricky! $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Aug 1 at 12:46

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