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The basefont element (<basefont>) allows specifying a default color and font-size for text on the entire page.

The basefont element was deprecated in HTML4 and should no longer be used.

Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLBaseFontElement

To specify the overall font for your page add the basefont element at the beginning of the body section. The basefont element is only supported by Internet Explorer.

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Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML4 W3C Recommendation Deprecated


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Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]