On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, Paul O Bartlett wrote: > those pages. Not being able to view graphics on www pages myself, I > am unsure which is involved in the exchanges between Bob Petry and > others. So if graphics are involved, I must modify my earlier post. > However, if only straight text is involved, the the matter of fonts > is immaterial to the author of pages. Lamentably, there is a trend among web designers to inflict their own display fonts upon us innocent (?) readers. Look for tags like "<font ...>" in certain web pages. Example from infoseek.com: <font face="arial" size=-1> I have written a simple proxy server in Perl to intercept and destroy such tags. My least favorite is "<font=-1>" which results in microscopic unreadable text in the Linux version of Netscape, or it did until squelched. I also remove advertisement gifs and "cookies" from sites such as doubleclick.com ... The net/web is being polluted by over-commercialization and spam. And by over-controlling excessively-graphic web pages.