HTML | <basefont> Tag

It is used to set the default text-color, font-size, font-family of all the text in the browser. It is not supported in HTML 5.

Note: This tag can be used in both <head> and <body> element.


<basefont attributes...>

Optional Attributes: This tag contains three optional attributes which are listed below:

  • color: It is used to specify the default text-color of document.
  • size: It is used to specify the default font-size of document.
  • face: It is used to specify the default font-style of document.

Below example illustrates the <basefont> tag in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>basefont tag</title>
        <basefont color="red" size="9">
            body {
            .gfg {
            .geeks {
    <div class = "gfg">GeeksforGeeks</div>
    <div class = "geeks"><basefont> Tag</div>
    <p>A computer science portal for geeks</p>



Supported Browsers: This tag is not supported by any browser.

Note: The <basefont> tag was supported in Internet Explorer 9, and earlier versions.

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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