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|Contents:||TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, A, APPLET, IMG, FONT, BASEFONT, BR, MAP, INPUT, SELECT, TEXTAREA and plain text.
|May occur in:||BODY, DIV, CENTER, BLOCKQUOTE, FORM, TH, TD, DT, DD, LI, P, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, ADDRESS, TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, FONT, A, APPLET, CAPTION.
The FONT tag can be used to change the appearance of the current block, in terms of size and color. The SIZE attribute can either take an absolute value, ranging from 1 (smallest) to 7 (largest), or a relative value. Using the latter will change the font relative to the font size as set in the most recent BASEFONT tag. For example, <FONT SIZE="+1"> will make the font size one step bigger.
The COLOR attribute takes a hex value, which is the RGB-notation of the desired color. You can also use a color name, although the names are less widely supported than the codes. See the section on BODY for a more detailed explanation on how to specify colors.
In both cases, the closing tag </FONT> restores the previous font size and/or color.
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