Opened 12 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#1395 closed defect (wontfix)

deprecated font tags for styling

Reported by: guest Owned by: gogo
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.97
Component: Xinha Core Version: trunk
Severity: normal Keywords: font tags
Cc: adam@…


xinha still uses the deprecated font tags for font size/ family.

it should instead either use css via classes or inline style or at the very least span elements.

Adam J

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by gogo

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Mmmmm, maybe, maybe no.

  • It's browser behaviour, all we say is "fontsize" "12" and it's up to the browser how it does it.
  • In Gecko at least we have a "styleWithCSS" flag, but it's proven buggy in the past I think (something about background colours not being set).
  • My personal opinion, is that <font> in this case is "semantic" markup because the user is specifically saying "I want this to be in THIS font".

NB: I have similar feelings about <b> and <i> in Xinha, when the user clicks the BOLD button they are not saying "I think this is stronly important" they are thinking "I want this to be in a bold font", so my (current) opinion there is that really we should use <b> and <i> instead of <strong> and <em>.

Anyway, I'm going to close this as wontfix, but patches welcome as long as they don't break any functionality.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by ray

  • Milestone changed from 0.96 to 0.97
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Reopen, because I'd like to have this changed, too.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by gogo

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Reclose because if you wanted it that bad you'd have patched it in the last 8 years :-)

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