HTMLBaseFontElement

Deprecated

This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The HTMLBaseFontElement interface provides special properties (beyond the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating <basefont> elements.

The <basefont> element has been deprecated in HTML4 and removed in HTML5. This latest specification requires that this element implements HTMLUnknownElement rather than HTMLBaseFontElement.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLBaseFontElement.color
Is a DOMString representing the text color using either a named color or a color specified in the hexadecimal #RRGGBB format.
HTMLBaseFontElement.face
Is a DOMString representing a list of one or more font names. The document text in the default style is rendered in the first font face that the client's browser supports. If no font listed is installed on the local system, the browser typically defaults to the proportional or fixed-width font for that system.
HTMLBaseFontElement.size
Is a DOMString representing the font size as either a numeric or relative value. Numeric values range from 1 to 7 with 1 being the smallest and 3 the default. Relative value starts with a '+' or a '-'.

Methods

No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBaseFontElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBaseFontElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • The HTML element <basefont> was implementing this interface.