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Re: negative margins?

From: Steve Knoblock <knoblock@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 15:37:52 -0400
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960717193752.00713410@postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
To: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>, Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I approve of negative margins for headings like the 12th edition Chicago
Manual of Style uses. But  I was able to create the effect with headings set
to say 5% and the paragrah margins set to say 15%. I think traditionally
they are considered negative indention.

I hope the use for layering will not cause problems.This use seems to belong
more to the realm of frames and page layout.

Steve

At 02:36 PM 7/17/96 +0000, Hakon Lie wrote:
>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/
>
>Regards,
>
>-h&kon
>
>Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
>http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org
>
>
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