FONT tag

Dan Delaney (dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 10:00:25 -0500 (EST)


Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 10:00:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Dan Delaney <dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu>
To: WWW HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: FONT tag
Message-Id: <Pine.OSF.3.91.960318094038.779A-100000@homer.louisville.edu>

Alright. I have read from many people that the HTML 3.0 draft is not 
accurate. So there are a few tags I would like to know about. I want to 
know if these tags are generally going to be supported by the majority of 
browsers:
 
 1) <FONT SIZE=+x> blah blah blah </FONT>
    (Mosaic still doesn't recognize this)

 2) <TABLES BORDER=x>
    (Mosaic ignores the size of the border you specify. If you put 0 they 
     put a border anyway!)

 3) <IMG ... BORDER=0>
    (Mosaic still ignores the border specification for an image when it 
     is used as a link. What's really funny is that their own "What's 
     New" page uses this on its images but their own browser doesn't 
     support it! Check it out! It looks a lot better in Netscape because 
     Netscape listens to the border spec and doesn't put that horrible blue 
     line around it.
     http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/Docs/whats-new.html

   So. Does anyone have any opinion about these particular tags and 
extensions to tags. I think they are all great. And a LOT a page authors 
use them (including NCSA even though their own browser doesn't support them!)
My organization (a university) doesn't want to have their web pages 
readable only on Netscape. But, these basic tag extensions are very 
useful for making the pages look good.
   Thanks.
 --Dan Delaney
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