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RE: Controlling headers w/ CSS

From: Mike Scott <mscott@msfw.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:02:56 -0600
To: "David Clark" <david@davidsaccess.com>, "W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OCEOKNCFHKCKLBNPDANBEEDACBAA.mscott@msfw.com>
For what it's worth, Netscape 4.x essentially ignores { margin-bottom :
0em; } and will still show one line of whitespace beneath the heading.
Netscape 6 (as well as IE 5.x and Opera 5) does correctly implement it.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:15 PM
To: David Clark
Cc: W3c-Wai-Ig@W3. Org
Subject: Re: Controlling headers w/ CSS

first guess (wrong! see below)
h1, h2, { margin-after: 0em }

I think. (I'd need to look at the CSS spec for the various margin properties
to be sure.

(checks http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/propidx.html and finds that it is
actually margin-bottom I wanted).

h2, h1 {margin-bottom: 0em}

there is a bug in the way that this property is implemented in IE3, which
means it lets everything start on the same line, like a typewriter that
simply moves to the beginning of the line and doesn't do a line-feed. Best
way around would be to check the User agent header, in the request for the
page, and send a modified page. (Javascript sniffing won't work - there are
people running styles but not javascript, and vice versa).

(If you are making a modified page (fairly simple filtering) you might like
to add a note to the top of it explaining that they are using a browesr that
causes some problems and they might like to replace it...

Cheers

Charles

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, David Clark wrote:

  Hi,

  I know that I have done this before, but I am blanking on a way to
implement
  I that will work in today's browsers.

  I am trying to satisfy WCAG 3.5 by using headers rather than font and
size,
  but I need to remove the extra whitespace after the headers.

  Any ideas?

  Thanks,

  dc

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