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Re: CSS equivalents for HTML formatting attributes

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:11:04 +0100
Message-ID: <3890B468.816A7DC6@w3.org>
To: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>


Matthew Brealey wrote:
> 
> --- 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 suspect that you are correct.

> 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'.

--
Chris
CSS: because space ain't necessarily white
Received on Thursday, 27 January 2000 16:11:09 GMT

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