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Re: Keep the font tag

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 20:48:33 -0700
Message-Id: <v0422080bb5315d1f9d41@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 04:51a -0400 04/29/00, Robert Knight didst inscribe upon an 
electronic papyrus:
><x-html><!x-stuff-for-pete base="" src="" id="0"><!DOCTYPE HTML 
>PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
><META content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv=Content-Type>
><META content="MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=GENERATOR>
><BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The &lt;font&gt; tag is depreciated in HTML 4.0,
>however it can be very useful in one-off situations in a page.&nbsp; 
>Also style
>sheets can be very annoying to work with as the &lt;font&gt; tag has better
>cross-browser capability's </FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I ask for W3C to include the &lt;font&gt; tag in
>HTML 5.0.</FONT></DIV>
><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Anybody else think differently / agree with

You mean because it'll work in email too?

  who wishes HTML would be banned from email
Received on Saturday, 29 April 2000 23:49:17 UTC

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