HTML <basefont> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML basefont tagWhen writing in HTML, the <basefont> tag was used to designate the default font-family, font-size, and color for all text within a document. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Note: The <basefont> tag is no longer supported; CSS should be used instead.

Example code

<head>
<basefont color="#orange" face="Arial" size="16 px" />
</head> <p>This text is orange, 16 pixels in size, and Arial font.</p>

Example result

This text is orange, 16 pixels in size, and Arial font.

Old Attributes

Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. The <basefont> tag is no longer supported, but at one time it used the attributes contained in the following table.

Attribute Description
color Designates the default text color
face Designates the default font-face for text
size Designates the default text size

Compatibility

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Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported

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