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Re: Removing margins with CSS

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 00:50:03 +0400
Message-ID: <16510058551.20020420005003@hotbox.ru>
To: "Nigel Peck" <Nigel.Peck@itm-solutions.co.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Hello again,

> Please could someone tell me the correct way to remove the margin from
> a page using CSS.

> I am currently using;
> BODY    {margin: 0 px;}
> which works for IE but not NS.

> P.S. I have also tried {padding: 0 px;}

  Although Nigel haven't mentioned his Netscape version I assume it is
  version 4.x, the buggiest piece of code on Earth.

  Anyway if you want to have a clean CSS solution without NS-specific
  tag attributes you may need the following (sorry for the copyright -
  I was very happy when that finally worked in NS4):

  /* nav4 margin hack (C) Alexander Savenkov mailto:w3@hotbox.ru */
  html, body { margin: 0px } /* what I wanted it to be */
  body { margin: -10px }     /* what I have to do to remove the uglyness /*
  @media screen {            /* NS4 can't see inside @media rules */
  body { margin: 0px } }     /* but the clever UAs are aware of them */
  /* nav4 margin hack end */

  This won't completely remove the margins but will result in some
  interesting effects which are helpful in most cases.

  I used this solution at http://idefence.da.ru/. There are margins
  around the page in my NS4, but the absolute positioned elements are
  at their appropriate places. The absolute position is calculated
  relatively to the page contents (like if there were no margins).
  Internet Explorer obviously displays the page correctly. So does

  Another opportunity to remove the margins is:
     html, body { margin: 0px; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px }

  or even
     html, body { margin: 0px; position: absolute; top: 0px; left:
     0px; bottom: 0px; right: 0px }

  I had no chance to test this on my Netscape 4 because it immediately
  died with "The program performed illegal operation..." I only know
  that this may result in some problems with scripts.

  Hope this helps.

Best regards.
  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov         http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                            http://croll.da.ru/
Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 16:50:54 UTC

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