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RE: Keep the font tag

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 08:36:08 -0700
Message-Id: <v0422081ab534a4b3df8b@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 11:44a +0100 05/02/00, Dave  J Woolley didst inscribe upon an 
electronic papyrus:
>  > very annoying to work with as the <font> tag has better cross-browser
>  > capability's
>  >
>	[DJW:]  For version 3 browser support, author to HTML 3.2, not
>	HTML 4 or XHTML.  Note that most uses of FONT seriously compromise
>	cross-browser compatibility, e.g. the common mis-use of FONT to
>	simulate Hn.

Makes it work better in tables though (none of that forced 
whitespace, and Hn's aren't really supposed to go inside tables 
anyway). I suppose the best thing there, is just to embolden via HTML 
(via <TH> or <B>, and <BIG>) and apply a style for better sizing.

Received on Tuesday, 2 May 2000 11:37:19 UTC

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