HTML <basefont> Tag

This tag is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and not supported in HTML5, use CSS font property.

Description

The <basefont> HTML element is intended to set the font, size and color of the text by default. The specified values ​​will be used throughout the document with the exception of the <font> element, in which you can override text design options.

Properties

Permitted Parents
<head>
Content
None. It is an empty element.
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: forbidden

Example

<basefont color="#FF0000" face="Helvetica" size="+2" />

Attributes

Attribute Definition
color Sets the default color for text in a document.
face Sets the default font face for text in a document.
size Sets the default size of the font in a document.

Global Attributes

None

Event Attributes

None

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
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Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
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Last updated by CSSPortal on: 6th December 2019