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Re: CSS equivalents for HTML formatting attributes

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 02:41:51 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20000121104151.28934.qmail@web906.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

--- Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:
> > Can someone tell me:
> > 1. what is the CSS equivalent of (the deprecated) vspace and hspace,
> > padding or margin (HTML describes it as 'white space' around the
> > element (this is especially important in view of the fact that they
> > are deprecated and are 'generally non-zero')
> Margin. Padding would let the background of the element show through.
I'm not sure. I don't think it was considered in such detail by the HTML
working group. I think the term 'white space' is simply one used as a
convenience. I don't think one can be so certain about this; the reason I
put the 'white space' quote in was in case anyone said it was definitely
padding (HTML also refers to it as 'gutter'.

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