HTMLFontElement.size

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete.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 obsolete HTMLFontElement.size property is a DOMString that reflects the size HTML attribute. It contains either an integer number in the range of 1-7 or a relative value to increase/decrease the value of the size attribute of the <basefont> element.

The format of the string must follow one of the following HTML microsyntaxes:

Microsyntax Description Examples
Valid size number string integer number in the range of 1-7 6
Relative size string +x or -x, where  x is the number relative to the value of the size attribute of the <basefont> element
(the result should be in the same range of 1-7)
+2
-1

Syntax

sizeString = fontObj.size;
fontObj.size = sizeString;

Examples

// Assumes there is <font id="f"> element in the HTML

var f = document.getElementById("f");
f.size = "6";

Specifications

The <font> tag is not supported in HTML5 and as a result neither is <font>.size .

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 22IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 22Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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Contributors to this page: fscholz, david_ross, ledakis
Last updated by: fscholz,