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HTML <basefont> size Attribute

HTML basefont Tag Reference HTML <basefont> tag

Example

Specify the default font-size for text on page:

<head>
<basefont size="7">
</head>

<body>
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
</body>

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Browser Support

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The size attribute is only supported in Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The size attribute specifies the default font-size for the text in a document.


Compatibility Notes

The size attribute of <basefont> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax (in the <head> section): <style>body{font-size: 10px}</style>

CSS Example: Specify a default font-size for a page

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the font-size property.


Syntax

<basefont size="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number A number from 1 to 7 that defines the size of the text. Browser default is 3


HTML basefont Tag Reference HTML <basefont> tag

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