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Re: [whatwg] <font> (was Support Existing Content)

From: Andrew Sidwell <takkaria@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 17:02:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4637648D.5070801@gmail.com>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Adrian Sutton wrote:
> 
>> If you outlaw the <font> tag, you'll just get <span style="font-family:
>> ...."> instead which has no more semantic benefit and is far more
> difficult
>> to work with.
> 
> I'm sorry, I disagree : I can disable document-embedded CSS in
> my browser, if I find a document difficult or impossible
> to read -- I don't believe there is any corresponding proposal
> to allow browser users to specify which sub-set of tags the
> browser should ignore.

A quick test-case:

   <!DOCTYPE html>
   <html><body>
   <p><font color="green">This should be green.</font></p>
   </body></html>

Shows that at least Firefox 1.5, when View->Page Style->No Style is
selected, the text "This should be green." is not green.  I see no other
option in IE 7, and my installation of Opera seems to have gone walkabouts.

Andrew Sidwell
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 16:02:21 GMT

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