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Re: Most compatible, non-stupid ways to style text

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 20:49:06 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200302212049.h1LKn6x08052@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> itself.  If a web editor is not using stylesheets to format, it's their
> loss.  But don't get rid of the  FONT tag .. p l e a s e.  

That's why it was only deprecated five years ago.  There has been plenty of
time for browsers and tools to catch up.  In practice it is never going
to disappear from browsers, even though it only exists in the standard
because the browsers made it a faite accompli.

Features get deprecated when they *are* used but they are bad features
for which there is an existing better solution.  Unused features are
likely to get dropped much faster.
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 18:09:05 UTC

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