Re: Basefont (was Re: HTML 4.0 question)

Josh Paluch (joshp@cnet.com)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:11:05 -0700


Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19970724081105.009601b0@central.cnet.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:11:05 -0700
To: "E. Stephen Mack" <estephen@emf.net>, www-html@w3.org
From: Josh Paluch <joshp@cnet.com>
Subject: Re: Basefont (was Re: HTML 4.0 question)
Cc: marka@central.cnet.com
In-Reply-To: <3.0.3.32.19970723171145.00734268@emf.net>

The reason I was thinking that it wasn't a type is the whole 4 is the
median of 1-7 thing, plus I'm still trying to understand how this relates
to CSS.  

I assume this means that in CSS lingo the default is 'small'?  
correct?

josh
  
At 05:11 PM 7/23/97 -0700, E. Stephen Mack wrote:
>Josh Paluch <joshp@cnet.com> quoted Mark Anderson <marka@cnet.com>
>who wrote:
>
>>>I was just looking at the HTML 4.0 spec, and it sez that the
>>>default font size for a page is 4 (if not defined by <BASEFONT>). Am I
>>>loopy, or is this an increase from the current default size of 3?
>
>I noticed the same thing and sent a comment to www-html-editor
>about the issue.  Arnaud Le Hors wrote back and confirmed that
>this was a mistake.
>
>In general, when I see things that I think are typos, I just send
>a message to www-html-editor@w3.org rather than to the whole
>list, but perhaps the whole list would be interested in things
>like this.
>
>-- 
>E. Stephen Mack <estephen@emf.net>    http://www.emf.net/~estephen/
>
>
>
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