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RE: negative margins?

From: Thomas Reardon <thomasre@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 10:03:05 -0700
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-76-MSG-960717170305Z-21294@tide19.microsoft.com>
To: "'Brian Behlendorf'" <brian@organic.com>, "'Hakon Lie'" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Internet Explorer 3 beta2 supports negative margins, you can grab it
today off our site.  You can get some truly stunning effects with this.

-Thomas Reardon

>From: 	Hakon Lie[SMTP:howcome@w3.org]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, July 17, 1996 7:36 AM
>To: 	Brian Behlendorf
>Cc: 	www-style@w3.org
>Subject: 	negative margins?
>Brian Behlendorf writes:
> > I'm watching Microsoft's style sheets informercial on the Mbone right now
> > (hi Bert!).  They are making a big deal about being able to indicate
> > *negative* inter-text margins to accomplish layering of text over text for
> > Wired-magazine-ish effects.  Is this a, uh, recommended piece of
> > functionality? 
>Yes. This has been one of the sticking issues in the past, but based
>on implementation experience in Arena and MSIE it will probably go in
>-- it's not that hard!. Negative indentation and margins enable som
>very interesting visual effects -- see [1] for some screen shots using
>CSS an MSIEb2. The specification will probably have some wording about
>implementation-specific limitations on negative values.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Style/css/msie/img/
>Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
>http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 17 July 1996 13:08:30 UTC

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