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Re: Keep the font tag

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 21:18:53 -0700
Message-ID: <001501bfb25b$325591e0$010a0a80@exodota>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
The FONT element has been deprecated because it shouldn't have been in there
in the first place. Tags should only be used to organize and structure
information within a document.

CSS has poor cross-compatibility because Netscape had terrible support for
it from the get-go (way back in 1994), and only now, with Netscape 6, based
on an open-source browser, are finally supporting CSS. This is in no way the
fault of the w3c. They are merely laying out a path for the future, and
while this future is rapidly aproaching, it isn't here yet.

Use the FONT element for now, but prepare to use stylesheets instead, as
their time is coming.

Daniel
Received on Sunday, 30 April 2000 00:16:57 GMT

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