HTML 4 basefont Tag

Obsolete in HTML5
This tag is obsolete in HTML5, so it's best to avoid using it.

The HTML basefont tag is used to specify a base font for the document to use.

The HTML basefont tag is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and not supported in HTML 5.

To set font properties, you should use the CSS font property instead.



Attributes specific to this tag:
sizeSpecifies the font size.
colorSpecifies the font color.
faceSpecifies the font face.
Other Attributes:
dirSpecifies the direction of the text
classDocument wide identifier.
idDocument wide identifier
langLanguage code
titleSpecifies a title to associate with the element. Many browsers will display this when the cursor hovers over the element (similar to a "tool tip").
styleInline style (CSS)

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HTML5 Tags

The information on this page is based on HTML version 4.01. Most modern browsers now support HTML5, which is the next version of HTML after HTML 4.01.

Also see this list of HTML 5 tags for the latest version of HTML.