Re: Clearing a margin

Alex Stewart (
Wed, 17 May 95 18:45:26 -0800

Message-Id: <9505180145.AA0658@localhost>
Date: Wed, 17 May 95 18:45:26 -0800
From: Alex Stewart <>
Subject: Re: Clearing a margin
In-Reply-To: <v01510102abdf41c80619@[]> from "Mark Miester" at May 17 95 7:01 pm

> Please excuse me if I'm confusing NetScape extensions with orthodox HTML. I
> understand how to align text next to an image (for example <img align=left
> src="images/smileyface.gif"> followed by text) but how does one align
> subsequent text to fall below the image, flush with the left margin? I've
> tried using a <clear> attribute, but either I used it incorrectly or it
> didn't work. Currently, I've been making do with blank spaces and <br>
> commands beneath the aligned text until it clears the image and I can start
> text again at the left margin. This can't be right.
> Am I guity of NetScape-centrism? Is there an answer to my query?

What you're referring to is a Netscape extension, but it's also part of the
currently-being-developed HTML 3.0 spec, so it won't be Netscape-centric

The proper way to deal with this, I believe, is using a <br clear=left> tag
(or clear=right or clear=all).

     Alex Stewart - - Richelieu @ Diversity University MOO
           "For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky."