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Re: <font> vs. CSS: no contest

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 16:50:47 -0700
Message-Id: <199708012351.QAA07111@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>, "Douglas Rand" <drand@sgi.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>, "Josh Paluch" <joshp@cnet.com>
I wrote:
> A CSS1 BASEFONT declaration in IE3.02 has no effect...

Sorry, this is not true of IE3.02. BASEFONT can be declared in the
stylesheet, and the stylesheet setting goes into effect when the
BASEFONT is encountered, and most stylesheet settings override inline
settings. I was able to apply classes with color and font-family, but
inheritance of relative font-size is screwed up, as it seems to be
relative to the inline declaration rather the CSS declaration.

BASEFONT could be a handy way to change the look of sections without
encompassing them in a DIV element.

Ah, but BASEFONT is deprecated, so no...

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 1 August 1997 19:52:10 UTC

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