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BASEFONT

The HTML specification makes clear that the purpose of the BASEFONT tag is to set a reference point for <FONT SIZE=+n> and <FONT SIZE=-n> tags. If a BASEFONT size isn't specified using this tag then a base value of 3 is assumed.

<BASEFONT SIZE=4>

Microsoft® Internet Explorer also lets you specify COLOR and FACE within the BASEFONT tag. Other browsers do not support its use in this way, so in the interests of browser independent markup, the following type of code should be avoided.

<BASEFONT SIZE=4 COLOR=#FF0000 FACE="Arial">

The next section deals with the use of FONT and BASEFONT tags on text inside table cells. It should be noted that in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape BASEFONT values are not applied to the contents of subsequent table cells.



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