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From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 18:28:57 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199801301728.SAA06711@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: www-style@w3.org

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Yeah! *#@#*%,
Add the following to your style sheet and you will see what is happening.
4.04 is making a flow object, but not putting the text in it! I tried for an
hour but I couldn't make it work!!

Frank

<style>

.listbox{color:red;
background-color:yellow;
width:100%;
padding-top:2em;
padding-bottom:1em;
border:thin solid;
 }
-----Original Message-----
From: Andi Hindle <andih@harlequin.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org <www-style@w3.org>
Date: Friday, January 30, 1998 3:21 AM
Subject: [Spam?] Padding Property : Implementation bug in NS4.04 (Win95)?


>Hi
>
>I'm trying to implement the following style to control the spacing in a
>definition list:
>
><style type="text/css">
><!--
>
>.listbox {padding-top: 1em;
>          padding-bottom: 2em;}
>
>-->
></style>
>
>
>Given the following example HTML snippet:
>
><dl>
><dt>This is the Definition Term</dt>
><dd class="listbox">
><strong>First Item: </strong>Here is some information<br>
><strong>Second Item: </strong>Here is some more information
></dd>
><dt>This is next Definition Term</dt>
>
>....
>
>
>I think what should happen is roughly:
>
>This is the Definition Term
>
>     First Item: Here is some information
>     Second Item: Here is some information
>
>
>This is next Definition Term
>
>
>In other words, I have some space between the first <dt> and the first line
>of  the  subsequent <dd>, and I have twice as much space between the end of
>the first <dd> and the next <dt>.
>
>MSIE  4.0 seems to handle this fine, and so did NS4.01 (which I had until a
>couple  of  days  ago).  However, NS4.04 (to which I just "upgraded", haha)
>seems to do something rather more like this:
>
>
>This is the Definition Term
>
>
>
>     First Item: Here is some information
>     Second Item: Here is some information
>This is next Definition Term
>
>
>
>Now,  either  I'm  making  a  basic  mistake in my stylesheet which MSIE is
>glossing  over  and  NS is complaining about.  In which case, my apologies;
>and  could  someone tell me what I'm doing wrong, please? ;-)  Otherwise, I
>have  to  conclude  that  the implementation of CSS in NS4.04 is broken, at
>least  in  this  regard.   Can  anyone confirm this (and suggest a possible
>solution/workaround!).   It  took me a while to get this to work under both
>NS  and MSIE, and now I find that it doesn't work again, which is very very
>frustrating!
>
>Many thanks ;-)
>
>Cheers
>
>--&e
>
>
>
>
>
Received on Friday, 30 January 1998 12:29:30 GMT

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