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HTML <basefont> Tag. Not Supported in HTML5.


Example

Specify a default text-color and font-size for text on page:

<head>
<basefont color="red" size="5">
</head>

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

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Definition and Usage

The <basefont> tag is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

The <basefont> tag specifies a default text-color, font-size, or font-family for all the text in a document.


Browser Support

Element
<basefont> Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported

Note: The <basefont> tag is supported in Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <basefont> tag is not supported in HTML5.


Compatibility Notes

CSS Example: Specify a default text-color for a page

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

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

In our CSS tutorial you can find more information about CSS text color and CSS fonts.


Optional Attributes

Attribute Value Description
color color Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the default color for text in a document
face font_family Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the default font for text in a document
size number Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the default size of text in a document



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