* Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>>That's right folks, they're using a FONT tag along with CSS. Does this
>>make sense to ANYONE?
> Actually, in some situations it can make a great deal of sense
>(although I'm not saying whether c|net's use of it does or doesn't).
>Let's say you need to support browsers back through the 3.x era, as
>many institutions and universities must do. Let's further assume
>that you've been told a certain bit of text MUST be red.
Bad example, that's impossible to achieve, hence demanding it is quite
clueless. The only reason to use the font element is to support user
agents that do not support CSS but do support the font element. Using it
in combination with CSS makes sense if the user agent does not support
the font element but supports CSS or if you want to do styling that
cannot be achieved using the font element, e.g. using CSS color keywords
not supported by the font element, e.g.
<font color="#808080" style="color: MenuText">...</font>