Effects of Mixing CSS anf <FONT> tag?

Robert Rothenburg 'Walking-Owl' (WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 05:08:22 +0000

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From: "Robert Rothenburg 'Walking-Owl'" <WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 05:08:22 +0000
Subject: Effects of Mixing CSS anf <FONT> tag?

I've been reading the papers on CSS and haven't found any 
specifications as to how the use of CSS intermixed with the use of 
the FONT tag in pages is to be handled.  MS Internet Explorer seems
to override <FONT> tags, but will that be the standard way of 
handling things when other browers (like Netscape 4.0) support CSS?

This is an important issue since there will be a transition period.

For example...

<stlye type="text/css">
  dt { font-size: 16pt }
  dd { font-size: 12pt }

 <dt><font size="+1">Term 1</font>
 <dd>Definition 1
 <dt><font size="+1">Term 2</font>
 <dd>Definition 2

Again... The use of CSS definitions for <DT> and <DD> override the
<FONT> tag on MSIE... is this standard, or just how MSIE handles it? 
(How do other browsers handle it...?)


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