font is dead, vive le style

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Ian Hickson, one of the two editors of HTML 5 specification has sent this message this morning on HTML WG mailing-list.

Summary: <font> is gone, is made global.

What does it mean? The font element is part of the list of active formatting elements . The browsers (user agent) have to support the content which is available online following the guideline "Do not break the Web" but the font element has disappeared from the content model.

Basically, there is no way to use a font element to write a conforming HTML 5 document. You, or the authoring tool, will have to use the style attribute.

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