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From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:34:47 +1700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199708010134.SAA26696@server.livingston.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Once upon a time Josh Paluch shaped the electrons to say...
>I notice that in IE4 stylesheets don't trump <font> and <basefont>... is
>this by design?  (at least on windows)
>Of coarse, Netscape4 does just the oppisite (ie, if the same element is
>defined by both CSS and <font>, then CSS wins, even if <font> is closer

In this case I like the NS method better.

It allows an author to use the old hacks for a while and still move up to
CSS for newer users.

If FONT is going to win they either won't use CSS or they have to accept
a poorer presentation in 3.x and lesser browsers to use it.

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