Deprecated. Not in HTML5. Specifies certain font attributes for the content that follows
it. It can be used within the
element to apply to the entire document or within the
body of the document to apply to the
subsequent text. This element is strongly discouraged from use in
favor of style sheets for font control.
This is an empty element. In HTML, the end tag is forbidden. In XHTML, the element must be closed with a trailing slash as just shown.
#rrggbbor color name
<basefont face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<basefont face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif" />
The example above sets the default font for the whole document to Verdana (or Helvetica if Verdana is not available).