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margin elements (was Re: [www-html] <none>)

From: Beth Skwarecki <skwareea@screech.cs.alfred.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 09:05:55 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001213090555.D13154@cs.alfred.edu>
> Just wondering about the marginwidth, marginheight, leftmargin and topmargin
> elements of the body tag.  They don't exist in XHTML 1.0 Transitional (and
> may not exist in any W3 spec for all I know) but they seem to be the only
> way to achieve this effect (in the real world) even on NN4 and so on.  Does
> anyone know why they are not valid in the Transitional DTD which states as
> an aim that it wants to be a usable version of XHTML compatible with older
> browsers?

I believe Jeffrey Zeldman called them the "four horsemen of non-validation"
:-) They're necessary to make pages look right in some of the older browsers
- I believe N4 is one of them - but in HTML 4 you should be setting this
stuff in a stylesheet. 

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