Re: Basefont (was Re: HTML 4.0 question)

Josh Paluch (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:11:05 -0700

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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:11:05 -0700
To: "E. Stephen Mack" <>,
From: Josh Paluch <>
Subject: Re: Basefont (was Re: HTML 4.0 question)
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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'?  

At 05:11 PM 7/23/97 -0700, E. Stephen Mack wrote:
>Josh Paluch <> quoted Mark Anderson <>
>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 rather than to the whole
>list, but perhaps the whole list would be interested in things
>like this.
>E. Stephen Mack <>
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