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[whatwg] Semantic use of the <font> element

From: David Walbert <dwalbert@learnnc.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:14:56 -0400
Message-ID: <1C7AA7CC-35FC-43C0-B006-81692B7D93F2@learnnc.org>
On Apr 12, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Nicholas Shanks wrote:

> My content goes something like this:
> <span style="font-family:Helvetica">This is a sample of Helvetica</ 
> span><br>
> <span style="font-family:Arial">This is a sample of Arial</span>

If the sense of the text absolutely depends on its being displayed in  
a particular font, might it be better to display it in an image?  
Helvetica and Arial are on almost every computer, but an image would  
leave no doubt, and since the content is, essentially, the visual  
representation of itself, an image would seem to me to be  
semantically appropriate.

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