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HTML CSS equivalency

CSS equivalent undo
<b> font-weight: bold; font-weight: normal;
font-style: italic; font-style: normal;
<u> text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: none;
<s> text-decoration: line-through; text-decoration: none;
<blink> text-decoration: blink; text-decoration: none;
<tt> font-family: monospace; font-family: serif;
<pre> white-space: pre;
font-family: monospace;
white-space: normal;
font-family: serif;
<center> margin: 0 auto;
(NOTE: document must have a valid DOCTYPE, otherwise it won't work in IE)
margin: 0 0;
<del> text-decoration: line-through; text-decoration: none;
<q> q::before, q::after {content:'"'} q::before, q::after {content:''; content:none}
<sup> vertical-align: super;
font-size: 75%; (closish?)
<sub> vertical-align: sub;
font-size: 75%; (closish?)
display: block;
<span> display: inline;
<table> display: table;
display: table-cell;

Browser defaults

Some browsers expose their default .css rules, which is more or less the above list.

Firefox: layout/style/html.css (and quirk.css)


Unified "base"/"reset" .css

Some people have put together a single stylesheet that tries to make all the browsers work as closely as possible 1) to each other, and sometimes 2) to the standard. In the case of #2, they're useful for the above.