Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:19:00 AM inline elements; the left and right sides are a different story.We'll start by considering the simple case of a small inlineelement within a single line, as depicted in Figure 7-52.

Figure 7-52

Figure 7-52. An inline element

Here, if we set values for the left or right border, not only willthey be visible, but they'll displace the text around them, aswe see in Figure 7-53:

With borders, just as with margins, the browser's calculationsfor line-breaking are not directly affected by any

by Eric A. Meyer
ISBN 1-56592-622-6
First edition, published May 2000.
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Table of Contents

Copyright Page
Chapter 1: HTML and CSS
Chapter 2: Selectors and Structure
Chapter 3: Units and Values
Chapter 4: Text Properties
Chapter 5: Fonts
Chapter 6: Colors and Backgrounds
Chapter 7: Boxes and Borders
Chapter 8: Visual Formatting
Chapter 9: Positioning
Chapter 10: CSS2: A Look Ahead
Chapter 11: CSS in Action
Appendix A: CSS Resources
Appendix B: HTML 2.0 Style Sheet
Appendix C: CSS1 Properties
Appendix D: CSS Support Chart
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vertical-alignIE4 P/P IE5 P/Y NN4 N/N Op3 P/-

Used to set the vertical alignment of an element's baseline with respect to its line-height. Negative percentage values are permitted, and will cause the element to be lowered, not raised.


white-spaceIE4 N/N IE5 N/Y NN4 P/P Op3 N/-

This property defines how whitespace within the element is treated. normal acts like traditional web browsers, in that it reduces any sequence of off, there is the ability to create a selector that matches any element with the specified attribute. For example, you can match all anchors with a NAME attribute, or all IMG elements with a BORDER attribute, or all elements that have a class of some type:

A[name] {color: purple;}      /* colors any NAME anchor purple */
IMG[border] {border-color: blue;}  /* sets blue border for any bordered IMG */
[class] {color: red;}        /* sets any classed element red */

In none of these situations does it matter what value is assigned totext.

11.2.6. The Incredible Shrinking Text!

Here's a fun thing to do: make your document text so small that it can't be read by the human eye. You can do this using