Re: Effects of Mixing CSS anf <FONT> tag?

Patrick Nepper (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:44:04 -0400

Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:44:04 -0400
From: Patrick Nepper <>
Subject: Re: Effects of Mixing CSS anf <FONT> tag?
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On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 05:08:22 +0000  Robert Rothenburg wrote:

>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...?)

As far as I understand stylesheets, I think they are supposed to provide
basic style-guidelines that are used instead of stylesheets that are implemented
into UAs.

Before the CSS1 spec <FONT>-tags overrode stylesheets given by UAs.
In analogy to this I would propose that now the <FONT>-tag overrides those stylesheets 
defined by the author (when present).

I appreciate any comments.

Patrick Nepper
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