This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
The HTML basefont element (
<basefont>) establishes a default font size for a document. Font size then can be varied relative to the base font size using the
Do not use this element! Though once (imprecisely) normalized in HTML 3.2, it wasn't supported in all major browsers. Further, browsers, and even successive versions of browsers, never implemented it in the same way: practically, using it has always brought indeterminate results.
<basefont> element was deprecated in the standard at the same time as all elements related to styling only. Starting with HTML 4, HTML does not convey styling information anymore (outside the
<style> element or the style attribute of each element). In HTML5, this element has been removed completely. For any new web development, styling should be written using CSS only.
Like all other HTML elements, this element supports the global attributes.
This element implements the
<basefont color="#FF0000" face="Helvetica" size="+2" />
|Feature||Chrome||Edge||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||No support||(Yes)||No support||(Yes)||No support||No support|
|Feature||Android||Edge||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||?||(Yes)||No support||?||No support||?|
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