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

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 14:32:36 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25D0004.23F5%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 5/1/07 12:02 PM, "Andrew Sidwell" <takkaria@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 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


I think this bit of html should continue to work in future browsers but I
wouldn't care if the author is upset that he can't change the font color
dynamically via some dom scripting due to html5 not _officially
recommending_ use of <font> or something.


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