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Don't use the
It will make your life difficult. See Break the <FONT> Habit
for an easy tutorial on styles. If you would like to learn how to set the font for the entire page see Setting the Font of the Whole Page
<BASEFONT ...> sets the default size of fonts on the web page. For example, to set the default size as 7 you would use this code:
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<BASEFONT ...> can also be used to set the default face and color of fonts, but it is unreliably supported for this purpose.