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Re: <font> vs. CSS: no contest

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 15:31:47 -0700
Message-Id: <199708012232.PAA06253@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Douglas Rand" <drand@sgi.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>, "Josh Paluch" <joshp@cnet.com>
> > BASEFONT can also be declared in the stylesheet.
> 
> I mostly agree with this,  but I wouldn't think BASEFONT and CSS1 can
> work together.  BASEFONT isn't really a structural element and isn't
> inherited from.  Rather the author should declare a font-size or font
on
> BODY or HTML and that *will* be properly inherited.

A CSS1 BASEFONT declaration in IE3.02 has no effect, but I think it
should. By the name, I'd take BASEFONT as a means to access style on
HTML, so that setting properties on BASEFONT would be the same as
setting them on HTML.

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 1 August 1997 18:32:16 GMT

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